Hi Zoe. If I am reading your question correctly, I believe that you have provided most the parameters mentioned by Cliff & from these you can calculate the time needed to treat at an energy density, say 4J/cm2. You did not report the area of the laser probe. Average power must be converted to W from mW for calculation.
In agreement with Cliff,
Energy Density (ED) = Power Density (PD) x time (sec).
PD = Average power / probe area (W/cm2).
Using your parameters , PD = 0.0003/probe area (W/cm2).
Thus, to deliver 4 J/cm2, time = 4 /PD (sec).
I presume that the 5cm2 that you mention is the approximate length of the tendon. I recommend that you approach the tendon from multiple aspects - not only along its 'top' edge but also probing from sides and to the extent that you can, accessing its under side, as one can in e.g. tendons at the wrist.
The average power of your device is so low that adequate treatment might not be feasible.
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