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Ultrasound-guided Tenex™ may be the answer to your pain relief!

Ultrasound-guided Tenex™ is a groundbreaking treatment for tendon pain caused by tissue damage.

Tenex is an alternative to open surgery and recovery time is short.  It is performed at UVA Imaging’s convenient outpatient center in the Fontaine Research Park by UVA’s specialty trained radiologists.

Do you have pain associated with:

  • Rotator Cuff
  • Swimmer’s Shoulder
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Tennis / Golfer’s Elbow
  • Jumper’s / Runner’s Knee
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Benefits of Ultrasound-Guided Tenex™

  • Quick pain relief
  • Rapid return to normal activities
  • Local anesthetic instead of general anesthesia
  • No sutures, no stitches (requires only a small adhesive bandage)
  • Short procedure time - Just minutes, not hours

How can I determine if Tenex is the solution for me?

  • Obtain an order from your physician for a Diagnostic Ultrasound and the Tenex Procedure.

  • Schedule your Diagnostic Ultrasound.  This exam will assess the area of concern to determine if Tenex can help your pain.

  • Once the radiologist has read the Ultrasound, they can determine if Tenex can help you. 

  • If so, you can schedule your Tenex Procedure during this visit.  Procedures are typically scheduled for the following week.

Scheduling & Location

UVA:  Please call 3-0321 / (434) 243-0321 to schedule. 

Community:  Please call (434) 243-2700.  Please fax orders to (434) 244-9408

This procedure is offered at our Fontaine 545 location.

Tenex requires a physician's order.  Prior to scheduling your appointment, we will confirm that we have received the order.