Minimally-invasive surgical procedures

Although we are pleased to be able to cure most tendinopathies without the need for surgery, inevitably there are some people whose tendinopathies are resistant and fail to respond to all non-surgical interventions.

When non-invasive and injection treatments fail, we consider minimally invasive surgery performed under local anaesthetic. Minimally invasive procedures are performed through small incisions instead of one large opening.

These are day-case procedures that can be performed in the clinic without the need for admission to hospital. The recovery times for these procedures are significantly shorter than where larger incisions are made. The precise procedures depend on the tendon being treated but in some cases the procedure involves tiny pinprick incisions only. There is also the benefit of reduced scarring and less pain.

After the procedures, our physiotherapists can help with specific rehabilitation exrcises to get you back to fitness.