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Rely on your Essentia Health orthopedist to use conservative, nonsurgical treatments whenever possible—so you can feel better without the discomfort, recovery time, or risks of surgery.
Partner with Essentia orthopedic specialists to create a care plan that fits your condition, preferences, and goals. Count on us to prescribe effective, noninvasive and minimally invasive treatments as a first-line approach to care. Depending on your specific condition, your doctor may recommend:
Essentia orthopedists in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin utilize musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound imaging. MSK ultrasounds use high-frequency sound waves to create real-time images of your muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. This means your doctor gets timely, accurate images without exposing you to radiation.
Your doctor may use the MSK ultrasound to diagnose your condition or to guide joint and tendon injections.
If your tendonitis doesn’t respond to conservative treatments, such as cortisone injections, you may benefit from Tenex Health TX®. This minimally invasive procedure is available in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin and uses a special tool and ultrasound guidance to remove damaged tissue from your tendon—without surgery.
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