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Achilles tendon rupture: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

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St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques.

Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1331
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
4427
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1509
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
5570
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
certificate

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1388
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
5097
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1409
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
5126
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from 14 Votes

The PAN Clinic has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment.  A team of experienced doctors specialized in 25 medical focuses takes care of the patients' health.

Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1352
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
4438
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1322
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
4443
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Braunfels

10/10 from 3 Votes

The ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Braunfels offers high-quality orthopedic care. The clinic is staffed with a highly qualified medical and nursing team. In the process of treatment, doctors of the clinic apply the latest technologies ensuring a seamless, speedy recovery.

Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1390
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
5204
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Braunfels

ATOS Fleetinsel Clinic Hamburg

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Fleetinsel Clinic Hamburg is one of the leading German clinics specializing in orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. Located on the historical Fleetinsel in Hamburg, the clinic is renowned for many years of experience and expertise. Spinal, joint and foot surgeries are the main orthopedic focuses for the clinic.

Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1395
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
5067
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1400
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
5171
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
certificate

Marienhaus Hospital St. Elisabeth Neuwied

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth Neuwied has 13 Departments and is one of the largest hospitals in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate. With 429 beds, the Marienhaus Klinikum St.

Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1338
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
4372
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Neuwied

Academic Hospital Schlosspark Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Schlosspark Academic Teaching Hospital at the University Hospital Charite has an excellent reputation and an outstanding service. All specialized departments are headed by renowned doctors. The departments offer a wide range of medical services.

Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1387
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
5226
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital of Halle (Saale), abbreviated as UHH, combines modern medical institutions in a university rich in traditions.

Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1402
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
5096
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Halle

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10 from 92 Votes

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating departments, polyclinics and institutes within 14 medical centers. The Medical Center has over 1,346 beds.

Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1676
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
6472
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg
certificate

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

The University Hospital Tubingen - abbreviation UHT - is a modern center of high-quality university medicine, research and teaching. As a clinic of maximum care, UHT is also known far beyond the region. For the city and the district of Tubingen the University Hospital Tubingen functions as a district hospital.

Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1380
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
5054
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Tuebingen

University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

9.2/10 from 40 Votes

The Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care.

Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1519
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
5656
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Hirslanden Clinic Birshof Basel

9.2/10 from 21 Votes

Some prefer to solve their health problems and receive healthcare abroad, for example, in Switzerland. Since 2002, Swiss hospital Klinik Birshof belongs to Hirslanden, the first group of private healthcare facilities in Switzerland.

Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
0
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
0
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Basel

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.  



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