Patient Education

Tenotomy Procedure

We treat persistent tendon aches at the source so you can get back to an active lifestyle


The TenJet System

Susquehanna Orthopaedic Associates now works with HydroCision to provide you with premium care using advanced surgical technology. Our surgeons can now take advantage of the TenJet System that allows them to directly target the cause of your chronic tendon pain during fasciotomy, percutaneous tenotomy, and ultrasound-guided treatments. This state-of-the-art system uses a dual channel, 12-gauge needle designed to administer a controlled rapid stream of saline that separates healthy tendons from diseased ones.

This patented design uses the principles of flow dynamics to form an in-line Venturi suction effect to remove diseased tissue, thereby allowing changes in tendon pathology. The TenJet procedure is an outpatient treatment administered with a local anesthetic and lasts for about 15 minutes, giving patients several benefits of surgical debridement.

Patient FAQs

You may experience a bit of discomfort at the start of the procedure when the physician injects the local anesthetic. After the treatment, you may sense a little soreness in the treated area, which can be eased with over-the-counter pain medications.

Normally, you will feel pain relief three months after the treatment, but the recovery period varies from patient to patient. Nevertheless, your physician will provide a post-treatment recovery plan for you.

TenJet is a minimally invasive procedure that doesn’t require stitches.

If you are still experiencing pain after all other conservative measures have been taken, your doctor may suggest surgery to help relieve your pain and restore your mobility. Surgery to relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome involves releasing the carpal ligament. The surgeon makes an incision in the roof of the tunnel itself -- sometimes referred to as the“envelope” -- thereby enlarging the space and alleviating pressure. Today, this procedure can be performed with a very small incision and a tiny camera (endoscope) that enables the surgeon to see within the space. Be sure to talk with your doctor about the best treatment option for you.

A number of insurance providers now cover the TenJet treatment.