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Treatment of Achilles Tendon Rupture

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Best hospitals and doctors for achilles tendon rupture treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

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Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
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Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
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Orthopedic rehabilitation
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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
1562
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
6135

Medipol Mega University Hospital Istanbul

8/10
location_onTurkey, Istanbul

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

Medipol Mega University Hospital in Istanbul is the largest, leading hospital in Turkey with a broad range of medical services. Thanks to the highly qualified medical staff, the state-of-the-art medical technology and a special well-being ambience, the Hospital enjoys an excellent reputation in both national and international ar
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1374.4 help1295
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
5024.2 help4657

Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10
location_onIsrael, Haifa

Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties. Ramdam serves over 2 million residents of the country, as well as the Israel Defense Forc
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1808 help1648
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
7382 help6682

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Orthopedics

The Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi is a modern medical facility, which is distinguished by extremely high quality and standards of medical service. The hospital is located in the heart of New Delhi, in the capital of India. During its design and construction, the most advanced medical technologies from around the wor
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1257.8 help1188
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
4363.6 help4039

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
1619
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
6445

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology

According to the 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 field
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
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Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
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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
1559
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1552
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
6071

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department for Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1844
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
7585

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1666
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
6784

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
1612
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
6366

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
1670
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
6784

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
1670
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
6718

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
1478
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
5645

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
1650
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
6723

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
1544
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
5994

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
1683
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
6848

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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