Ankle tenography is an injection procedure used to help treat chronic ankle and tendon pain that has not improved with conservative treatments.
What to Expect
- We will contact you prior to your appointment to review your current medications, your medical history, and potential risks. We will also answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
- Be sure to tell us if you are pregnant, nursing, or if there is a chance you may be pregnant.
- Contact your doctor before you stop taking any medication.
- On the day of your exam, please arrive 15 minutes early to check in.
- Please arrange to have someone drive you home after the procedure.
- Although complications are rare, we will review possible side effects and risks with you prior to your exam so you can ask questions and decide if this exam is right for you.
- When you arrive, you will be led to a changing room and given a pair of scrubs to wear for your exam. You will be given a locker to store your clothes, and anything else you may have with you during your exam.
- You will lie on an exam table and the skin in the targeted area will be cleaned.
- Using imaging for guidance, the radiologist will insert a thin needle into the problem area.
- Through the needle, a combination of anti-inflammatory (steroid) and anesthetic (numbing) medications will be given to decrease inflammation and relieve pain.
- When your procedure is complete, you’ll be escorted back to the changing room so you can change out of the scrubs and back into your clothing.
- Our team will give you specific recovery instructions.
- A radiologist will review the images and provide your doctor with a detailed report. This report, along with any other relevant information or tests, will assist your doctor in determining the best treatment plan for you.