By Lynne Adkins
CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) – Doctors at Lourdes Health System in Camden have a new way to treat tendon pain.
If you have tennis elbow or jumper’s knee and have tried just about everything to get rid of the pain and regain normal movement, Dr. Craig Kimmel director of sports medicine at Lourdes Health System, says the FAST procedure may be an option.
He says an ultrasound machine is used to locate the damaged tissue which is causing the pain, and then a needle does the rest.
“We put it into the damaged tissue; hi-speed ultrasound liquefies only the damaged tissue leaving the normal tissue intact. It literally sucks it out leaving space to heal,” says Kimmel.
He says the whole procedure takes about 15 minutes and after one to two months of physical therapy the patient should be back to normal activity.