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Achilles Tendon Reconstruction2024-03-18T17:25:32+00:00

Achilles Tendon Reconstruction

Achilles tendon reconstruction is a surgical procedure performed to treat a ruptured or torn Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the human body, connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone. It plays a vital role in the movement of the foot and is essential for activities such as walking, running, and jumping.

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Achilles Tendon Reconstruction

When the Achilles tendon is partially or completely torn, it can cause severe pain, difficulty walking, and a loss of function. In such cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to repair the tendon and restore its strength and function. It is important to note that the specifics of Achilles tendon reconstruction can vary depending on the extent of the injury, the surgeon’s preferences, and the patient’s individual circumstances.

Achilles Tendon Reconstruction at a Glance

Procedure Time:
1-2 hours

Return to Work:
2 weeks

Full Recovery:
8-12 weeks

£2000 (Fixed)

What to expect at the time of your surgery:

Depending on the patient’s option and the surgeon’s preference, surgery to repair the Achilles tendon is frequently done under local anaesthesia. Over the injured Achilles tendon, the surgeon makes an incision along the back of the leg. The Achilles tendon’s torn or damaged section is carefully examined and removed, leaving the healthy tendon tissue. Depending on the severity of the injury, there are many ways for reconstructing or repairing the Achilles tendon. To reconstruct the Achilles tendon, the surgeon may conduct a primary repair, rejoin the tendon ends with sutures, or use a tendon graft from another area of the body or a donor tendon. A sterile dressing is used when the incision is stitched or stapled shut.

Achilles Tendon Reconstruction

Achilles Tendon Reconstruction Recovery:

Recovery time can also vary, but it often takes several months for the tendon to fully heal, and for the patient to regain normal function. Close postoperative follow-up and adherence to the rehabilitation program are crucial for a successful recovery.

Achilles Tendon Reconstruction Prices

Achilles Tendon Reconstruction prices are fixed, which is £2000

For a no obligation quote, tailored specifically to you, please find your nearest Signature Clinic and book in for free consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. Your requirements are discussed in full confidence in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Following your consultation, the price you are quoted includes everything and there are no extra or hidden costs. Advice, treatment and aftercare are all part of our package to ensure your experience is positive from beginning to end.

Next Steps

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Achilles Tendon Reconstruction FAQ

How do I know if I have a ruptured Achilles tendon?2023-07-12T12:53:32+01:00

A ruptured Achilles tendon is often characterized by a sudden, sharp pain in the back of the ankle or calf, accompanied by a popping or snapping sensation. You may experience difficulty walking, swelling, and bruising around the affected area. Seeking medical attention is crucial for an accurate diagnosis.

How long does the recovery process take after Achilles tendon surgery?2023-07-12T12:54:10+01:00

The recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the injury, the surgical technique used, and individual factors. Generally, the initial healing phase after surgery takes about 6 to 8 weeks, during which the foot and ankle are immobilized. After that, a comprehensive rehabilitation program is initiated, which may take several months for the patient to regain full function

Can I return to physical activities or sports after Achilles tendon surgery?2023-07-12T12:54:51+01:00

With proper rehabilitation and a gradual return-to-activity plan, many individuals can resume their desired physical activities and sports after Achilles tendon surgery. However, the timing and level of activity will depend on the individual’s progress, the surgeon’s recommendations, and the specific demands of the activity or sport.

How long does it take to fully recover after an Achilles tendon Surgery?2023-08-22T10:51:26+01:00
The patient might be able to resume full activities in 4–6 months. However, the patient should continue to exercise caution because full recovery isn’t felt for full year following surgery.

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