Information from your Podiatrist in Orange County.
It has been estimated that tendon and fascia symptoms affect up to 40 million people annually-ranging from adolescents to adults and professional athletes to “weekend warriors.” Until recently, tendons have been difficult to treat. The most common treatments include rest, stretching exercises and splints or orthotics. However, these treatments tend to address only the symptoms not the cause of pain. For those who desire more aggressive care, the only other option has been invasive surgical procedures.
TOPAZ® is a quick, simple and minimally invasive medical technique now available for the treatment of tendons. The TOPAZ MicroDebrider employs patented Coblation® technology, designed to treat tendons. The TOPAZ technique has been associated with quick return to daily activities allowing for significant improvement in patient outcomes. TOPAZ has offered a minimally invasive alternative for thousands of patients for the treatment of tendons and plantar fascia.
I have used Topaz in a variety of patients with good results.
Last Updated 1-05-2017