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Treatment of Achilles Tendon Rupture

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Cost for treatment

Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
507.5
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
2875.35
Orthopedic rehabilitation
591.07

Vitos Orthopedic Clinic Kassel

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Kassel

Department of Adult and Pediatric General Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the Vitos Orthopedic Clinic Kassel ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in the treatment of orthopedic diseases! The clinic is a specialized medical facility, which provides top-class diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal diseases. The cl
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1882.4
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
7995.75

University Hospital Ulm

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1965.05
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
8445.25

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Special Orthopedic Surgery and Rheumatic Orthopedics

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1876.6
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
7956.6

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology

According to Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all fields of
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
0
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
0

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Foot Surgery

The University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich was founded in 1834. It combines long traditions with the very latest advances in modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments and 20 interdisciplinary centers, where patients can receive top-class medical care in all medical fields. The hospital annuall
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
2033.2
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
8936.8

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1867.9
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1878.05
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
8026.2

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery, Foot Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital is the benchmark for modern high-quality medicine. Positioning itself as a maximum care medical facility, the hospital represents all medical fields. There are 26 specialized depart
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
2291.3
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
10098.25

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1954.9
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
8330.7

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General Orthopedics and Orthopedic Oncology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
2039
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
8936.8

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

8.5/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
2039
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
8841.1

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1760.6
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
7285.25

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Trauma, Hand, Reconstructive Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
2010
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
8848.35

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Orthopedics, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1856.3
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
7791.3

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
2057.85
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
9029.6

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
2053.5
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
8807.75

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery

The University Hospital Giessen UKGM positions itself as an ultramodern medical facility with outstanding quality of medical care. The hospital presents almost all areas of medicine, ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The priorities of the hospital’s activities include surgery, neurosurgery, oncology
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1801.2
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
7307
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About the disease

An Achilles tendon rupture is the tearing of the tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. The Achilles tendon is considered to be the largest tendon in the human body. It is named after the heroic Greek warrior, famed for being unbeatable in battle until he was shot by an arrow in his one weak spot: the tendon above his heel. The main task of the Achilles tendon is to enable a person to point their foot in different directions and to stand on tiptoe, which therefore assists running, jumping and dancing.

A rupture of the Achilles tendon usually occurs approximately 4 cm above the heel bone and is most commonly caused by injury or trauma. Due to having to run and jump for long periods of time, athletes are most at risk of sustaining a rupture of the Achilles tendon. However, it also commonly occurs in people over the age of 60, whose tendons have become weakened with age. People with previous tendinitis or diabetes are also in the at-risk group.

There are two types of Achilles tendon rupture: complete and partial. The first type is more common, accounting for 70% of all cases. Both kinds cause acute, unexpected pain in the calf muscle or ankle at the time of injury. The pain is similar to that of a bone break or of being shot in the leg. In some cases, the rupture is also accompanied by a loud noise resembling a champagne cork being popped. The injured ankle may seem to have a gap where the Achilles tendon would normally be sprung taut. This area will quickly become weak and stiff due to deep bruising and swelling, making it difficult for the injured person to walk.

Symptoms

  • Sudden pain in the tendon after a fall or injury
  • Swelling under the calf muscle
  • Bruising
  • The injured person is unable to stand on tiptoes
  • Tenderness and pain quickly increase in severity

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination the doctor will ask the patient to lie down on their stomach, to facilitate palpation of the injured ankle. Severe pain is usually an indicator of a rupture in the Achilles tendon. If the patient is able to point their toe, it usually means that the tendon is still connected to the heel bone.
  • An X-ray can produce a detailed image of the rupture. MRI and CT scans are also sometimes used, to determine whether any other tissues have been damaged.

Treatment

  • Minimally invasive surgery on the ankle aims to restore the initial length and function of the damaged Achilles tendon. This surgery is nearly always successful, as the surgeon only needs to make one or two small incisions to reach the tendon.
  • The patient will often be fitted with a cast that holds their foot in place for a period of approximately 6 weeks, allowing the tendon to stretch to its original size. Once the tendon has healed, the patient should regain flexibility and strength in their ankle.
  • Physical therapy is also recommended as a follow-up to surgery. This entails special exercises that help the patient to strengthen their ankle, so that they can get back to walking on it normally as soon as possible.  

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda IvanisovaDr. Farrukh Ahmed




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