Suturing the Achilles tendon
Ligament and tendon damage is generally caused by trauma and working out – due to sudden and very strong muscle tension.
The ends of a tendon are sutured by special non-breaking threads and tendon anatomy is restored. Tendon defects are filled using part of the Achilles tendon or any other tendon.
The surgery is generally performed under regional anaesthesia and takes from 1 to 3 hours depending on the degree of deformity. The precise scope and price of surgery are discussed during surgeon’s consultation taking into account the complexity and duration of the surgery and the patient’s health condition.
Like any intervention, tendon surgery may have adverse effects: post-operative pain, swelling of the wound, and infection. Possible complications and other adverse reactions may be discussed with the surgeon during consultation.
The post-operative wound has to be redressed once a week. The sutures are removed 12–14 days after the surgery. The joint must be immobilised by a special brace for 6 weeks after the surgery.
* The precise scope of surgery, treatment and care of wounds, medication, and rehabilitation are discussed during surgeon’s consultation taking into account the complexity and duration of the surgery and the patient’s health condition. The total price of the surgery is calculated by adding up the following components:
- Cost of surgery;
- Cost of anaesthesia;
- Additional means necessary for certain surgeries (optic fibre, screws, etc.).