Dr.Manish Gupta and Sports & Orthopedic Center are introducing the Focused Aspiration of Scar Tissue (FAST) procedure for their patients. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis with light sedation and local anesthesia and allows the doctors to treat tendon and tissue injuries. Previously only effectively treated with open surgery, using ultrasound guidance and a single needle.

The revolutionary FAST™ procedure is an advanced treatment that quickly and safely removes the source of tendon pain stemming from tendon and soft tissue injuries such as tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, jumper’s knee, Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. The procedure is based on advanced technology and is performed using a local anesthetic, allowing patients to remain awake and alert the entire time.

Using ultrasound imaging, the scar tissue is identified and a small instrument about the size of a toothpick is inserted into the damaged tendon. Ultrasonic energy then cuts, breaks up and removes the damaged tissue, without disturbing the surrounding healthy tendon tissue. The procedure typically takes about 15 minutes or less, requires only an adhesive bandage to close the microincision, and offers quick recovery time for patients.

The FAST procedure represents the state-of-the-art in minimally invasive orthopedic traditionally treated with open surgical repair with prolonged recovery times. Before having open surgical repair of tennis elbow, golfers elbow, jumpers knee, Achilles tendinitis or planter fasciitis, please meet with Dr. Manish Gupta to see if the FAST procedure is right for you.