Until now, the options for treating tendon pain were rest, physical therapy, medications, or an open surgical procedure. Limited to these treatment options, it could take months or years to recover and get back to daily activities.
FAST is a treatment option designed to remove the source of tendon pain. The innovative FAST procedure - Focused Aspiration of Scar Tissue - is a minimally invasive treatment designed to remove tendon scar tissue (the source of pain) without disturbing the surrounding healthy tendon tissue.
FAST achieves the same goal as open surgery but is performed under local anesthesia in a non-surgical setting. Most people return to normal activities within one to two months.
FAST is available on the Austin campus. For more information speak with your primary care provider.
Darryl Barnes, M.D.