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Treatment of Achilles Tendon Rupture in Germany

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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

St. Vinzenz Hospital for Orthopedics Duesseldorf

9.9/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Foot Surgery

The St. Vinzenz Hospital for Orthopedics Duesseldorf is a modern medical facility with a long tradition. The hospital provides high-quality medical care based on the use of the very latest and the most effective treatment methods. The priority area of ​​specialization is the treatment of orthopedic diseases. The hospital operate
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1992.5 help1792.5
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
8275.2 help7475.2

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
1878.05
Diagnostics of achilles tendon rupture
1867.9
Minimally invasive surgery of achilles tendon rupture
7902.95

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
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The Achilles tendon is the most commonly injured tendon, accounting for up to half of all tendon ruptures. The main group of patients are people who are involved in sports. In most cases, Achilles tendon injuries are treated with surgery. The tendon must be sutured and if this is not possible, then restored with the help of the patient's own tissues, donor materials, or synthetic implants. In Germany, these operations are reliable, minimally invasive and safe.

Content

  1. Conservative Therapy
  2. Principles of Surgical Treatment
  3. Achilles Tendon Repair with Suturing
  4. Achilles Tendon Plastic Surgery
  5. Organization of Treatment Abroad

Doctors perform surgery to suture the torn tendon. If suturing cannot be performed, then they perform plastic surgery with fragments of the patient's own, donor, or artificial tendon. In this case, the function of the lower limb is completely restored.

The best clinics for the treatment of Achilles tendon rupture are St. Vinzenz Hospital for Orthopedics, Düsseldorf, Vitos Orthopedic Clinic in Kassel or University Hospital Ulm.

You are welcome to leave your request on the Booking Health website and we will fully organize your trip. The specialists at the Booking Health company will select the most suitable clinic and doctor for you, draw up a preliminary treatment program, help with a flight to Germany and finding accommodation, provide medical insurance and find you interpreting services. You will also have a personal medical coordinator for the entire period of treatment.

Conservative Therapy

 

In the 20th century, conservative treatment was considered one of the main options for managing patients, along with surgery. This is due to the fact that the operations of the 20th century were traumatic and often caused complications. Infact, every fourth patient suffered from complications. Today however, operations have become less traumatic and much safer. Therefore, the surgical method of treatment is considered the main one and conservative tactics are used only in cases where:

  • the patient refuses the operation. 
  • surgical intervention is contraindicated. 

Conservative treatment involves prolonged immobilization of the limb. This can last up to 3 months. The tendon eventually fuses together but it is not as strong as before. Intense physical activity becomes virtually impossible due to the high risk of repeated injury. Recurrence of injury after conservative therapy occurs in 1 in every 3 patients. In addition, during prolonged immobilization, limb muscles atrophy, which then requires patients to follow long-term rehabilitation to restore their muscles’ volume and strength.

Principles of Surgical Treatment

 

Surgery is considered the main treatment for an Achilles tendon rupture. The operation is performed as soon as possible. The best results are achieved in the first 10 days after the injury. Good results can also be obtained up to 3 weeks after the injury. After this period, the injury is considered old. The torn tendon develops degenerative changes and treatment becomes more difficult. Instead of suturing the tendon, doctors will then have to resort to a plastic repair.

In Germany, operations are safe and efficient, which is why athletes from all over the world travel to this country to benefit from the services of German surgeons. The risk of injury recurrence after surgery does not exceed 2% in Germany.

German hospitals give preference to minimally invasive surgical options. These surgical interventions are performed using percutaneous or endoscopic techniques.

The operation is followed by a full rehabilitation. Sparing methods of immobilization, early exercise, and physiotherapy are the measures that contribute to the speedy recovery of the function of the injured limb.

Achilles Tendon Repair with Suturing

 

If the tendon is torn, it can be sutured. However, suturing can only lead to the full restoration of the integrity of the Achilles tendon in the case of an acute injury, with the injury occurring no more than 2 weeks prior. If more time passes, the results worsen as degenerative changes in tissues will appear.

Operation options:

  • open surgery
  • percutaneous technique (without direct visual control).
  • endoscopic surgery (under the guidance of a mini video camera). 

Open surgery is reliable and technically simple but traumatic.

Since the end of the 20th century, percutaneous techniques have been used in Germany. They involve suturing the Achilles tendon through an incision less than 1 cm long, with buried sutures. Previously, this procedure was carried out blindly and often caused complications. Today however, it is ultrasound-guided and only carried out with the use of special guides and staplers. Therefore, this procedure is successful on most patients and at the same time, minimally traumatic.

German hospitals perform endoscopic surgical procedures. These are performed through an incision up to 2 cm, with thin long instruments, under the guidance of a video camera. When using a minimally invasive method, the rehabilitation period is reduced.

Achilles Tendon Plastic Surgery

 

If the tendon cannot be sutured, it can be reconstructed from various materials: the patient's own tissues, donor tissues, as well as from artificial tendons. Plastic surgery may be required in the following cases:

  • Achilles tendon rupture which occurred more than 2 weeks ago;
  • fresh rupture with separation of fibers of the tendon ends. 

Autologous plastic surgery, in which doctors use the patient's own tissues, is considered the standard technique of performing this operation. Doctors take a fragment of another tendon, which leads to the increased trauma rate of the operation since additional trauma is applied to the donor site. This disadvantage however, is compensated by the advantages of auto-plasty:

  • no risk of immune rejection
  • fast engraftment of the autograft.
  • good blood supply.
  • maximum strength of the restored tendon, which is especially important for athletes and young, physically active people.
  • the lowest risk of injury recurrence among all types of plastic surgery. 

For people who do not play sports, it is possible to use other plastic surgery options. A restored tendon is not as strong and can be ruptured under extreme loads. However, there is no additional trauma to the donor site and the risk of complications is lower. To perform plastic surgery, doctors use:

  • allograft – preserved donor tendon
  • xenograft – a fragment of bovine tendons.
  • implants made of synthetic materials – artificial ligament prostheses

Organization of Treatment Abroad

 

The Booking Health company will help you to undergo Achilles tendon rupture diagnostics and Achilles tendon rupture treatment in Germany. On the Booking Health website you can find out the cost of different types of therapy, as well as compare prices for operations and procedures in the leading clinics in Germany. The staff of our company will select the best clinic specializing in the treatment of sports injuries and will fully organize your trip to Germany at the most favorable price. With the Booking Health Company, you will be able to undergo treatment easily, fully focusing on restoring your health.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Farrukh Ahmed. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!

 

Sources:

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma

Articles for Orthopaedic Practice - Orthogate

Sience Direct




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