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Treatment of Lateral Ligament Injury in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
349
Arthroscopic treatment of the lateral ligament rupture
3134
Orthopedic rehabilitation
478.57

Academic Hospital DRK Berlin Westend

10/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Endoprosthetics

The Hospital DRK Berlin Westend is a recognized academic hospital at the University Hospital Charité in Berlin. The hospital has more than 130 beds, 15 departments and 12 specialized centers, which represent all areas of modern medicine, including surgery, orthopedics (endoprosthetics), cardiology, etc. A team of about 1,
Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
1227
Arthroscopic treatment of the lateral ligament rupture
5012

Hospital Neuwerk Moenchengladbach

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Moenchengladbach

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology

The Hospital Neuwerk, which is in Moenchengladbach, has over 10 specialized operating departments. Located in the northern part of the city, the hospital has been a coordination center for the region for many years. The hospital has 310 comfortable beds for ist patients. Due to a wide range of medical services, the hospital offe
Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
1535 help1235
Arthroscopic treatment of the lateral ligament rupture
5608 help5108

Catholic Clinic Koblenz-Montabaur

10/10
location_onGermany, Koblenz

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology, Endoprosthetics

The Catholic Clinic Koblenz-Montabaur positions itself as a modern medical facility, which provides high-quality diagnostics and treatment in accordance with the international standards. The medical complex is the Academic Hospital of the University Hospital Mainz, which gives patients the opportunity to have access to the most
Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
1273
Arthroscopic treatment of the lateral ligament rupture
5696

Academic Hospital Brothers of Mercy Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

According to the Focus magazine, the Academic Hospital Brothers of Mercy Munich ranks among the top German hospitals in the Federal State of Bavaria! The hospital is a modern medical facility with the highest level of medical care and long traditions. The hospital operates on the basis of the Technical University of Munich and t
Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
1267
Arthroscopic treatment of the lateral ligament rupture
5395

Orthopedic Center Munich East Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Orthopedics

The Orthopedic Center Munich East Munich has the status of a leading Orthopedic Clinic in Germany, which meets the high standards of medical care using state-of-the-art medical technologies. The center specializes in the prevention, diagnostics, conservative and surgical treatment of all diseases and injuries of the musculoskele
Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
1300
Arthroscopic treatment of the lateral ligament rupture
5749

Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Karlsruhe

Department of Adult and Pediatric Traumatology, Hand and Orthopedic Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital positions itself as a modern maximum care medical facility, which combines long traditions and progressive achievements of modern medicine. The hospital operates on the basis of the University
Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
1261
Arthroscopic treatment of the lateral ligament rupture
5360

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
Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
1300
Arthroscopic treatment of the lateral ligament rupture
5661

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
Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
1318
Arthroscopic treatment of the lateral ligament rupture
6090

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
Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
0
Arthroscopic treatment of the lateral ligament rupture
0

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
Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
1281
Arthroscopic treatment of the lateral ligament rupture
5829

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Traumatology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
1600
Arthroscopic treatment of the lateral ligament rupture
8380

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
Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
1359
Arthroscopic treatment of the lateral ligament rupture
6355

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
Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
1282
Arthroscopic treatment of the lateral ligament rupture
5694

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Traumatology and Reconstructive Surgery

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
Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
1371
Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
1372
Arthroscopic treatment of the lateral ligament rupture
8289

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
Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
1466
Arthroscopic treatment of the lateral ligament rupture
7355

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
Lateral ligament rupture diagnosis
1308
Arthroscopic treatment of the lateral ligament rupture
6073
| from Booking Health GmbH

There are two ligaments in the human knee: medial and lateral. They prevent excessive deflection of the lower leg inwards and outwards. Severe lateral ligament tears are rare. The main group of patients are people who are involved in sports or heavy physical labor. Many ligament ruptures can be treated with conservative methods. With a complete rupture, doctors perform reconstructive surgery, while torn ligament suturing is a less common option. In Germany, most surgical interventions are performed using a minimally invasive arthroscopic method.

Content

  1. Conservative Treatment
  2. Surgical Treatment
  3. Surgical Approaches for Ligament Suturing and Reconstruction
  4. Organization of Treatment Abroad

Partial ligament ruptures are often treated with conservative methods, whilst complete ruptures require surgery: doctors usually resort to ligament reconstruction and lateral ligament suturing. Hybrid techniques that combine both approaches are less common.

The best clinics for the treatment of the rupture of lateral ligament of a knee, are Hospital Neuwerk Moenchengladbach, Orthopedic Centre Munich East and Vitos Orthopaedic Clinic Kassel. 

You are welcome to leave your request on the Booking Health website and we will take care of the organization of your trip, for treatment in the near future. The specialists of the Booking Health Company will recommend the most suitable clinic and doctor, explain possible treatment options, book airline tickets and a hotel for the patient and his accompanying person, provide medical insurance and provide interpreting services. You will also have a personal medical coordinator for the entire period of treatment.

Conservative Treatment

 

A grade 1 or 2 rupture of the lateral ligament of the knee can be treated with conservative methods. The ligaments fuse successfully and they remain strong enough so that the risk of injury recurrence is low.

During the acute period of injury, blood can accumulate in the knee. The doctor performs a joint puncture to remove blood and he injects medicines into the knee – usually painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs. Further treatment includes:

  • cooling the joint to relieve pain and swelling; 
  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve pain;
  • functional rest, especially in the first week after injury;
  • wearing a brace that limits unwanted knee movement (used for 3 to 6 weeks, depending on the severity of the injury).

Surgical Treatment

 

With a complete tear of the lateral ligament of the knee, the patient will require surgical treatment.

After the end of the acute period of injury, the patient's condition always improves. Pain and swelling disappear and there is no significant knee dysfunction. Therefore, many people mistakenly believe that they no longer need treatment. However, in reality, the torn ligament compromises the stability of the knee. Over time, cartilage damage occurs and knee arthrosis develops, with a high likelihood of needing joint replacement surgery. Therefore, surgical treatment is required even in cases where a person does not have pain or other symptoms.

Surgical treatment options: 

  • ligament suturing is used only for fresh distal ruptures, with good tissue quality and only if at least 90% of the ligament length remains;
  • reconstruction is the main treatment method used in most patients, this involves the restoration of the ligament with the patient's own tissues, donor, or synthetic materials. 

Autoplasty is considered the gold standard for the treatment of the tear of a lateral ligament of the knee. Doctors take a fragment of the semitendinosus muscle and create a new lateral ligament from it. To fix this, the doctor drills two tunnels: in the femur and tibia.

Advantages of autoplasty are as follows: 

  • the patient's own tissues are not rejected and do not become inflamed; 
  • the recreated ligament is as strong as possible, so the risk of injury recurrence is the same as the probability of the first injury;
  • any load on the knee joint is possible.

However, there is also a drawback: an additional injury in the site of material sampling for autoplasty.

So as not to cause additional injury, doctors can also use a donor tendon or an artificial tendon made of synthetic materials, such as lavsan or nylon. Such operations are preferred in patients who do not have significant physical exertion. Lava Anoplasty is the most common procedure. This technique involves the formation of a new lateral ligament from a lavsan tape with cells. The width of the tape is about 1cm. It is passed through the bone tunnels, the ends are sutured and fixed with sutures to the joint capsule. For better fixation, sutures are additionally applied at the exit from the bone canals.

Ligament suturing is another treatment option that is less commonly used. The technique was widely used in the second half of the 20th century. This operation then lost its position due to the high frequency of unsatisfactory results. A few years ago, the lateral ligament suturing began to gain popularity again due to the presence of more advanced equipment and improved surgical techniques. With the careful selection of patients, the effectiveness of the treatment method exceeds 90%. This operation is less traumatic, since the doctor does not need to drill bone tunnels.

The ligament can be sutured in only 1 in 10 patients. In addition, 1 in 5 injured patients may use a hybrid technique which involves a combination of both suturing and reconstruction.

Surgical Approaches for Ligament Suturing and Reconstruction

 

To perform either operation, both ligament suturing and its reconstruction, doctors can use the following 2 types of surgical approach:

  • arthrotomy is a surgical intervention through a large incision (opening the joint cavity);
  • arthroscopy is an operation without opening the joint cavity, through skin punctures and under the guidance of a mini video camera.

In Germany, the arthroscopic method is one of the most common options. After the minimally invasive operation, the patient spends less time in the hospital, suffers less from complications and rehabilitation is easier and faster. The aesthetic result is also improved, as there are no large scars on the knee.

Organization of Treatment Abroad

 

With the Booking Health company, you can easily undergo diagnostics of the rupture of the lateral ligament of the knee and treatment of a torn lateral ligament of the knee in Germany. On the Booking Health website you will find information about the cost of the different types of therapy and you can compare the prices for operations in specialized clinics in Germany. The qualified doctors of the company will select the most suitable clinic for your case and fully organize your trip to Germany, at the best price. When choosing the Booking Health Company, you can fully focus on restoring your health.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board certified doctors Dr. Vadim Zhiliuk and Dr. Sergey Pashchenko. 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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