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Ankle arthritis: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

If you have been diagnosed with ankle arthritis, do not despair. Although there is no known cure for arthritis, modern treatment techniques can help you manage it better.

Below, methods of ankle arthritis treatments are listed. By clicking on the search results, not only will you be able to find the most suitable clinics and the best specialists in this field, you will also be able to find out how much such treatments cost and book the program you are interested in online.

Booking Health offers the following options of treatment for this diagnosis.

Diagnostic
Price from
1491.00
Ankle arthroscopy
Price from
5174.00
Ankle replacement
Price from
12346.00
Orthopedic rehabilitation
Price from
365.00

Best hospitals for Ankle arthritis treatment

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location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid


With 900 beds and approximately 2,050 employees in two branches, the Alfried Krupp Hospital is one of the larger hospital institutions in Essen.

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location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Grevenbroich

District Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich


The District Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich is a hospital for basic and standard medical care in the district of Neuss. It has 347 beds. With a long history of over 100 years, the Hospital has an interregional importance. There are annually treated over 12,000 inpatients and 21,000 outpatients.

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About the disease

Ankle arthritis is a chronic disease that affects the joints in the ankle. Overall, ankle arthritis is a joint degeneration, whereby the ankle cartilage becomes damaged. The cartilage no longer provides adequate cushioning and support in the joint, causing the bones to rub together. Arthritis often develops in the ankle because its cartilage is anatomically thin and more susceptible to degenerative processes than other joints. Ankle arthritis most commonly develops in older people and professional athletes but it can also develop as a result of a trauma or accident. Ankle arthritis accounts for 10% of all cases of arthritis. The most common types of arthritis develop in the knees and hips. If not treated in time, arthritis can spread to the ankle.

This disease usually develops gradually. At first, pain is felt in the ankle only during running or jogging. Later on, it can become more consistent and cause stiffness in the joints. 

Symptoms

  • Pain in the ankle
  • Pain in the lower shin and foot
  • Stiffness
  • Bone friction
  • Inflammation
  • Inability to walk for long periods of time
  • Swelling
  • Sometimes there are crunching sounds in the ankle

Diagnosis

  • During a physical examination, the doctor will be able to determine whether there is any swelling or stiffness in the joints. The patient will be asked to walk up and down to see if arthritis has affected their gait.
  • Taking an X-ray is very helpful in diagnosing arthritis, as it can show where cartilage has become too thin or if joints do not meet together properly.
  • A blood test can show signs of inflammation. 

Treatment

  • Anti Inflammatory drugs are often enough to reduce the pain and inflammation, but surgery may be necessary to rid the patient from the symptoms of arthritis. 
  • Ankle arthroscopy is a type of surgery that repairs the cartilage and corrects the position of any joints that have been displaced due to arthritis.
  • Ankle replacement surgery is recommended in progressed stages of arthritis if the cartilage has been damaged to the point where it needs to be removed and replaced.
  • Ankle debridement is another effective type of surgery, which allows the surgeon to remove inflamed tissue in the ankle. It also smoothes out the cartilage. If there are any bone spurs, they are also removed.

 

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