Achilles problems

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Hi went over my ankle at the gym six months ago and was in so much pain but my gp insisted that my Achilles wasn't damaged and that it needed six months to recover. After six months I was still walking with a limp so I went private and my mri scan has shown a full tear in my Achilles with a 2cm gap nearly full tear of my ligament tentosynovitis and damage to my posterior tibialis. Another gp urgently referred me to a consultant on the nhs but I've been informed that the waiting list to see someone urgently is a year. Phoning up the clinic in ni which does private operations and they are closed for the weekend. Has anyone had dame diagnosis and if so how was the operation and recovery. Also how much does Achilles surgery cost. Many thanks for your help

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    should operate ASAP if you have a full tear! Just lay It on thick and say your in bad pain not right you have to wait a year 
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    Eh no that’s not right! Not sure about NI but in Scotland there’s normally an 18 week referral to treatment timescale. Once I was on the list for surgery (for tendon transfer surgery after 3 failed Achilles decompression surgeries), I’m sure it took around 9 months. The surgeon was the best in his field and I waited to have him do the surgery. Again I didn’t have a torn tendon but there’s no way I’d have waited a year with a torn tendon! I wouldn’t normally suggest this but I’d head to a&e and say you’ve gone over on it and think you’ve done more damage. That way they’ll let you see an orthopaedic specialist there and then and hopefully get you bumped up the list. Good luck in getting your Achilles fixed asap! xx


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