Introducing a New Technique to Help Patients

Living with constant pain can be stressful. It can impact your quality of life and impact your ability to do your job. When a resident in Rockland County began experiencing pain in his elbow, his work began to suffer. As the pain became unbearable the man, a pizza maker, was afraid he would no longer be able to do what he loved. Unwilling to continue to live with the pain, he sought out Dr. Jason Fond, a well-known and highly successful orthopedic surgeon.

During the initial consultation, Dr. Jason Fond diagnosed the problem as tennis elbow. The Rockland County resident was instructed to rest and was given several rehabilitation techniques to try and relieve the pain and reverse the damage. Unfortunately, to Dr. Fond’s dismay, this form of treatment was not working, and it was clear that this case would need something more drastic. The only option available at the time was the traditional surgery that involved cutting open the elbow and surgically removing the damaged tissue.

For a year after the surgery, the pizza maker was pain-free and able to return to the job he loved. However, the relief was short-lived, and in 2014, he returned to Dr. Jason Fond with the hopes of finding a permanent solution. This time, Dr. Fond had a new, minimally invasive treatment called TENEX, and alternative procedure to the traditional surgery. With his years of experience, Dr. Fond was able to repair his patient’s tendons without resorting to the traditional invasive surgery, and unlike the last time, Dr. Fond’s patient was back to work within a few days.