Glendive Medical Center Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Sigmond discusses a new advanced minimally invasive treatment for chronic tendon pain.

Glendive, Montana, November 22, 2017 - Eric Sigmond, MD, of Ortho Montana and Glendive Medical Center in Glendive is among the first specially trained doctors in this area to offer an advanced treatment option for tendon injuries-called the Tenex Health TX System.

According to Dr. Sigmond, Tenex Health TX is an optimal solution for tendon injuries such as tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, jumper's knee, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis. "Many of my patients lead very active lifestyles and therefore suffer tendon injuries. This minimally invasive treatment allows them to return to what they enjoy doing quickly", states Dr. Sigmond.

Developed with Mayo Clinic, Tenex Health TX is a minimally invasive procedure that allows Dr. Sigmond to remove the source of tendon pain quickly and safely. It is performed using a local anesthetic to numb the area, and patients are awake and alert throughout the treatment. During the procedure, conventional ultrasound imaging is used to identify the location of the damaged tendon tissue. Once located, ultrasonic energy is delivered through a tip specifically designed to break up and remove damaged tissue safely and quickly, allowing the tendon to heal and eliminating the pain.

"After the procedure, I place an adhesive bandage over the tiny opening-sutures or stitches are not required at all," says Dr. Sigmond. "Typically, the treatment itself takes less than 20 minutes, and most patients are able to return to their normal activities within two to six weeks."

"I am excited about being able to provide the most technologically advanced treatment option for tendon injuries here in Glendive that truly benefits my patients. It is profoundly rewarding to see them really enjoying their lives-without pain."

Dr. Sigmond is a board-certified Ortho Montana physician who has been practicing full time at Glendive Medical Center since 2014. He recently achieved a milestone of 100 joint surgeries performed at Glendive Medical Center. He and his wife, Mary, enjoy being part of the Glendive community.