J Surg Tech Proced | Volume 3, Issue 2 | Research Article | Open Access

Ultrasonic Percutaneous Tenotomy for the Treatment of Recalcitrant Triceps Tendinopathy

Walter I Sussman1,2*, Jason Fanuele2 and Joshua G Hackel3

1Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tufts University, USA
2Department of Orthopedics, Orthopedic Care Physician Network, USA
3Department of Orthopedics, Andrews Institute, USA

*Correspondance to: Walter I Sussman 

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Distal triceps injuries are uncommon, and are often managed non-operatively. Ultrasonic percutaneous tenotomy is a recently developed technique using a specialized device designed to microresect and debride tendinopathic tissue. The device is directed into the pathology tissue using ultrasound guidance. We describe the surgical technique for and present a series of patients with
refractory partial triceps tendon tears treated with ultrasonic percutaneous tenontomy.


Triceps Tendinopathy; Triceps tear; Needle tenotomy; Tenex


Sussman WI, Fanuele J, Hackel JG. Ultrasonic Percutaneous Tenotomy for the Treatment of Recalcitrant Triceps Tendinopathy. J Surg Tech Proced. 2019;3(2):1028..

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