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Technology doesn't replace the human touch; it enhances it.

A New Era in Patient Care

In today’s modern medicine, technology has become an irreplaceable ally. Technology is no longer a mere accessory but a necessity that enhances our ability to diagnose, treat, and manage health conditions with greater precision and efficiency. Advancements in medical technology have revolutionized patient care, making procedures less invasive, reducing recovery time, and increasing overall success rates.

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Pioneering Technology

Dr. A.J. Mencias is at the forefront of integrating these advancements into his practice, and his patients are reaping the benefits. As a much sought-after collaborator with leading medtech companies in the development of their technology, Dr. Mencias brings a unique blend of clinical expertise and technological acumen to his practice. His hands-on experience in the design and application of cutting-edge medical technology means he can offer treatments that are often more effective, less painful, and quicker to recover from than traditional methods.

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Prioritizing Patient Wellness

With Dr. Mencias, you’re not just receiving care—you’re experiencing the future of medicine, today. Here, technology doesn’t replace the human touch; it enhances it, allowing for personalized, effective treatment plans that put your health and comfort first.

Needle Arthroscopy

Needle Arthroscopy is a cutting-edge surgical technique that significantly enhances the scope of orthopedic surgery and diagnostics.

This minimally invasive procedure uses a small needle-like instrument, which Dr. Mencias inserts into the joint through a tiny incision, providing real-time visualization of intra-articular anatomy and pathology. It offers a technologically advanced alternative to traditional diagnostic techniques such as surgical arthroscopy and magnetic resonance imaging, and it has been successfully used in various orthopedic applications including the hand, wrist, and elbow.

The importance of Needle Arthroscopy lies in its convenience, efficiency, and effectiveness. The procedure streamlines surgical pathways, facilitates timely care, and reduces service burden. It also diminishes the cost and waste associated with outpatient procedures, making it a more sustainable choice in today's healthcare environment. Furthermore, because it involves a smaller incision than traditional methods, it often results in less pain and a quicker recovery time for the patient.

By harnessing the power of modern technology, Needle Arthroscopy represents a significant leap forward in the field of orthopedic surgery, delivering superior outcomes while improving the patient experience.

Internal Brace

The Internal Brace surgical technique presents a revolutionary approach to the treatment of Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) elbow injuries. Unlike traditional methods that involve replacing or reconstructing the UCL with a tendon from elsewhere in the patient's body, or a donor tendon, this cutting-edge procedure focuses on augmenting the native ligament. To accomplish this, Dr. Mencias uses a collagen-coated tape, known as an internal brace, which is surgically placed at the site of the damaged ligament.

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New Standard in UCL Repair

The Internal Brace surgical technique underscores a significant stride in orthopedic surgery, offering a modern, effective, and safer alternative to traditional surgical methods. By embracing this technology, Dr. Mencias isn’t just treating UCL injuries; he is enhancing the body’s natural healing capabilities and setting a new standard in patient care.

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This technique offers Dr. Mencias’s patients numerous benefits, including increased stability of the UCL reconstruction while preventing suture failure and bone tunnel fracture. Moreover, the use of the InternalBrace™ ligament augmentation procedure with SwiveLock® anchors and FiberTape® suture eliminates secondary complications often associated with traditional methods. The technological advancement of this method lies in its ability to preserve the patient’s anatomy, making it a more natural solution for UCL injuries.


Orthobiologics is a cutting-edge therapy that is reshaping the field of orthopedics.

This innovative form of therapy - a form of regenerative medicine - leverages the body's natural healing abilities to accelerate recovery and improve outcomes for various orthopedic conditions. Dr. Mencias uses orthobiologics to treat musculoskeletal injuries, tendon injuries, muscle injuries, (and) osteoarthritis of the hand, wrist, and elbow.

The importance of orthobiologics lies in its ability to boost the body's repair system by using natural substances, or biologics, from one’s own body. Compared to traditional surgical methods, orthobiologics offers minimally invasive solutions, reducing recovery time and increasing the effectiveness of treatments.

Although orthobiologics does not replace surgical interventions for many conditions, it can be effective for numerous issues for those who may not want or may not qualify for surgery, offering them improved mobility and reduced pain.

Tenex Procedure

Dr. Mencias also performs the Tenex procedure, a minimally invasive method of treating chronic tendon pain that involves removing scar tissue that causes pain as a result of overuse or an active lifestyle. This innovative approach uses high-frequency ultrasound imaging to target and remove damaged tissue, offering an effective alternative to traditional open surgery.

To perform the procedure, Dr. Mencias uses a small instrument that he inserts through a small incision into the damaged tendon. The instrument vibrates at ultrasonic frequencies to break up and remove damaged scar tissue.

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Faster Return to Function

Unlike conventional surgical methods that may require extensive recovery periods, Tenex allows you to return to your active lifestyle more rapidly. It employs focused ultrasound beams that meticulously break down and remove scar tissue, all while leaving healthy tissue untouched.

dr. a.j. mencias performs many advanced technology procedures including the tenex procedure


Using this method, Dr. Mencias can offer patients an option that is faster than traditional surgeries, creates a smaller incision that results in less scarring, and allows for a quicker and less painful recovery.