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Treatment of Ankle Sprain and Rupture in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
354
Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture
1969
Open surgery to treat ankle sprain and rupture
3721

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
Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
1696 help1496
Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture
6445 help5645
Open surgery to treat ankle sprain and rupture
11763 help10563

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
Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
1566
Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture
5984
Open surgery to treat ankle sprain and rupture
11206

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
Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
1620
Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture
6425
Open surgery to treat ankle sprain and rupture
11845

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
Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
1533
Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture
6018
Open surgery to treat ankle sprain and rupture
11143

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
Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
0
Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture
0
Open surgery to treat ankle sprain and 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
Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
1660
Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture
6793
Open surgery to treat ankle sprain and rupture
12499

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
Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
1555
Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
1560
Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture
6125

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
Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
1828
Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture
7803
Open surgery to treat ankle sprain and rupture
14330

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
Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
1588
Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture
6326
Open surgery to treat ankle sprain and rupture
11938

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
Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
1678
Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture
6645
Open surgery to treat ankle sprain and rupture
12682

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
Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
1671
Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture
6729
Open surgery to treat ankle sprain and rupture
12516

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
Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
1473
Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture
5699
Open surgery to treat ankle sprain and rupture
10761

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
Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
1677
Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture
6730
Open surgery to treat ankle sprain and rupture
12440

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
Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
1554
Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture
6004
Open surgery to treat ankle sprain and rupture
11215

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
Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
1668
Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture
6711
Open surgery to treat ankle sprain and rupture
12661

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
Diagnosis of ankle sprain and rupture
1661
Ankle arthroscopy to treat ankle sprain and rupture
6617
Open surgery to treat ankle sprain and rupture
12677
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The ankle joint is one of the most physically loaded joints in the human body. It supports the entire body weight while walking and running. A feature of ankle injuries is that they are often detected untimely, after the formation of chronic joint instability. In more than half of the cases, doctors have to deal with chronic torn ligaments that require more complex surgical procedures.

Content

  1. Which ligaments are torn due to the injury
  2. Surgical treatment methods
  3. Rehabilitation

The surgical treatment of ankle ligament injury involves the use of arthroscopic and open operations. To repair damaged ligaments, German doctors use fragments of the patient's tendons, donor tendons, or reliable artificial implants.

You can undergo treatment at the University Hospital Ulm, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main, and the University Hospital Heidelberg.

You do not have to take care of the organization of the trip yourself. Please leave your request on the Booking Health website, and we will help you choose a clinic and a doctor, make an appointment for surgery and prepare the necessary documents. You will be accompanied by a medical interpreter at the clinic, and a personal coordinator will be constantly in touch for any questions.

Which ligaments are torn due to the injury

 

Ankle ligament tears account for up to 20% of sports injuries. The following ligaments are affected: 

  • Deltoid ligament 
  • External ligamentous complex, including the talofibular ligament
  • Tibiofibular ligament 

There are partial and complete ligament tears. The most common are distal tibiofibular ligament ruptures.

Surgical treatment methods

 

Ankle ligament injury requires surgery to repair the ligament. Doctors use different options of surgical approaches: 

  • Arthroscopic method – operation through short incisions, with thin long instruments, under the guidance of a mini video camera 
  • Open surgical method – a conventional technique for performing the operation through a large incision in the leg 

In Germany, preference is given to arthroscopic interventions. They are safer and less traumatic. Rehabilitation after such surgical interventions is easier and faster.

Here is what the doctor can do when performing the surgical intervention: 

  • Suture the torn ligament 
  • Strengthen it with the fragments of the patient's tissues or synthetic materials 
  • Create a new ligament with the use of autologous, donor, synthetic materials 

Whenever possible, anatomic ligament reconstruction is used. Non-anatomic reconstruction to stabilize the ankle can also be performed, but it provides worse functional outcomes, so it is rarely used in developed countries.

Ligament reconstruction material: 

Autoplasty is the restoration of tendons from other parts of the body. The tendons of the calf muscles are most often used. The advantage of this approach is that the recreated ligament is very strong. A person can tolerate any physical activity, and the risk of repeated injury remains low. This variant of plastic surgery is suitable for athletes who have high requirements for functional outcomes. 

Alloplasty is a donor tendon transplant. The advantage of this treatment method is that doctors do not need to inflict additional trauma in the area of ​​the donor site. The other tendon in the leg is not weakened. There is no risk of complications from the donor site. Doctors can choose any size of the tendon, individually for the patient. But there is a drawback: the preserved tendon is not as strong as the fresh one. Therefore, the risk of repeated rupture in the case of significant sports loads will be quite high. The operation is suitable mainly for elderly patients with a low level of physical activity.

Synthetic materials are ligament endoprosthesis made from various materials, and their quality is constantly being improved. Most artificial ligaments are not as strong as the patient's own. In recent years, new ligaments with increased strength have appeared. They provide results comparable to autoplasty. However, widespread use of these materials is limited by the high cost of endoprostheses.

Rehabilitation

 

Rehabilitation after arthroscopic surgery is easier and faster than after open surgery. But after any surgical intervention, the recovery time is long: it will take several months before the tendon fully heals and becomes strong enough for a person to return to sports and physical work.

Immediately after the operation, the ankle joint is immobilized. The patient undergoes physiotherapy procedures, receives pain medication, and has a massage. Whenever reachable, exercises begin as early as possible: they increase blood flow to the lower extremities and prevent muscle atrophy. In addition, the risk of developing thrombotic complications is reduced.

The period of immobilization of the limb is 1-2 months. It often takes place in two stages: rigid immobilization is replaced by an orthosis of medium or light fixation. It allows the patient to start exercising earlier to relieve muscle atrophy.

1.5-2 months after the operation, the most intensive stage of rehabilitation begins: a person works out on fitness equipment, builds muscles, restores the sensitivity of the ankle joint, and forms the correct walking stereotype. After 3-4 months, the intensity of training increases; the patient can restore sports skills, and after 6 months he reaches the strength and volume of the muscles of the lower limb, as before the injury and surgery.

To undergo ankle ligament injury diagnostics and ankle ligament injury treatment in Germany, you are welcome to use the Booking Health service. On our website, you can find out the cost of medical services. You can compare how much is the price for treatment in different German clinics in order to book a medical care program at favorable prices. The specialists of the Booking Health company will help you choose a clinic and organize your trip.

 

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

Medscape

Mayo Clinic




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