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achilles tendon cracked

Post by jensmann » January 16, 2018, 11:59 am

does anybody know a good orthopedic doctor in udon thani???
think i cracked my achilles tendon.....

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Re: achilles tendon cracked

Post by Faraday » January 16, 2018, 2:06 pm

Dr Walin at Fort Prajak Hospital replaced my hip 6 mos ago.

He has a really good bedside manner, & wouldn't hesitate to see him again.

His English is quite good & understands all the medical terms. There is a Nurse called Noi who works in his clinic, who also speaks English.

Oh yes, & is not expensive; half the price of BKK hospital.

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Re: achilles tendon cracked

Post by wazza » January 16, 2018, 7:08 pm

Dont forget the Physio needed after you see the Dr,

Medications might relieve the pain, but Physio gets you walking again

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Re: achilles tendon cracked

Post by Barney » January 16, 2018, 7:56 pm

jensmann wrote:
January 16, 2018, 11:59 am
does anybody know a good orthopedic doctor in udon thani???
think i cracked my achilles tendon.....
jensmann,

Your description of cracked is a different one.
I have had unfortunately a few footy mates over the years do there Achilles.
Usually 2 scenarios

A couple heard the snap or crack with a full tear and an operation to repair and some extended time out. They could not move their foot at the time of the infury because the tendon is connected from the heel bone to the calf muscle.

Others just had slight to moderate strains and with iceing and rest and the use of crutches for a while etc the tendon healed itself.
Good luck with the doctor and I really hope you only have a strain that will come good without an operation.

As wazza said some physio will be required.

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Post by wazza » January 16, 2018, 8:23 pm

Tear, Strained, Cracked, Pulled , Torn, all the same pathophysiology, damage to the tendon but still in tact most likely.

Ruptured, where the tendon disassociates from the bone but can still be attached or a complete rupture when its torn off literally. Heard one " Go Off" on a hockey field years ago, cant miss it!

Best people to look after these injuries, are Clinicians and Phyisos who specialise in Sports Injuries, In Udon that would be a challenge.

As Barney has stated, RICE still applies today - Rest Ice Compression and Elevation

I would add a strong ankle support also, that allows the joint to remain very stable. You need to be able to feel its insitu tightly.

If the Dr gives you Anti inflammatories like Indocid or Diclofenac remember these will most likely cause some stomach upsets ( take after meals ) and they dont really provide much clinical support long term.

If they want an X Ray it should be a an Ultrasound, not a film.

Pay the 200 baht to the Dr for his signature to refer you to a Physio, unless you need surgery . IMO

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Re: achilles tendon cracked

Post by Giggle » January 16, 2018, 11:29 pm

I cracked my nose trying to smell my laydee's snatch...

Christ. Start a Help-Me page back home.

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Re: achilles tendon cracked

Post by jensmann » January 20, 2018, 8:32 am

thank you, gentlemen, i booked dr. warin at the fort prajak military hospital. op next wednesday.
had hands op there years ago,
very positive.
hope so now........

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Re: achilles tendon cracked

Post by Faraday » January 20, 2018, 10:14 am

I saw Dr Walin at his Clinic on Mittraphap Road just yesterday afternoon.

I had a Steroid Injection in my thigh for chronic tendonitis.

The cost in total, including some 'pain killers' was 500 baht.

The number is: 092 293 3665 & is open today. His wife will answer the phone & doesn't speak much English, so maybe better if you get your wife to call her.
Yes, I know that a cracked tendon most probably cannot be fixed with an injection, but there's always a long wait at Fort Prajak, & seeing him at his clinic will speed things up.
Let me know how you get on.

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Re: achilles tendon cracked

Post by jensmann » February 8, 2018, 4:55 pm

dr. warin did a great op. even had to fix the tendon with some screws. had a cast 30 degree down. today after only two weeks he cleared the stiches and thew the cast in the trash. light groundtouch possible. start also with gentle movments. no pain. feel good......

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Post by wazza » February 8, 2018, 5:09 pm

Great outcome . Keep that PT going no doubt
Good luck

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Re: achilles tendon cracked

Post by Faraday » February 8, 2018, 7:05 pm

Good to hear that Jens.

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Re: achilles tendon cracked

Post by mickydee » June 10, 2018, 7:10 pm

1)The orthopaedic surgeon who works at Fort Prajak Military Hospital on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays is Dr Warin
2) The telephone number of his private clinic is 0910583535. His receptionist does not speak good English and is better to have a Thai ring for you.
3) His clinic is located on the main Nong Khai highway. Approximately 11 Kms from its junction with the ring road at Udon. Heading toward Nong Khai the clinic is located on the left hand side. Immediately past the Holy Mary Undonthani School. The school is an inposing brown building. The clinic is the first of the terraced block
4) I saw him today (Sunday) for a painful upper leg. For the consultation, injection for suspected tight muscle and medication fo 6 days I was charged 350 Baht
5) He has given me a letter to take to Fort Prajak tomorrow for an x-ray, after which, I will see him there.
6) He kindly gave me a free tube of anti-septicic cream for an infected bite he noticed on my leg during the examination.

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Re: achilles tendon cracked

Post by Mikedee43 » September 24, 2018, 9:18 am

Dr Warin done a full hip replacement for me 4 weeks ago. Now walking without sticks and using motorbike (auto start and gearbox)
Cost was 125000 baht including medication and walking frame to take home. Great guy.

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Re: achilles tendon cracked

Post by Faraday » September 24, 2018, 10:02 am

Mikedee43 wrote:
September 24, 2018, 9:18 am
Dr Warin done a full hip replacement for me 4 weeks ago. Now walking without sticks and using motorbike (auto start and gearbox)
Cost was 125000 baht including medication and walking frame to take home. Great guy.
Yup, he's got a great personality, & has a quite wry sense of humour.

When I had my hip replaced 14 mos ago, I asked him who manufactured the implant.

He told me not to worry, as it wasn't Chinese.

\:D/

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Re: achilles tendon cracked

Post by Hoopoe » September 24, 2018, 2:57 pm

Mikedee43 wrote:
September 24, 2018, 9:18 am
Dr Warin done a full hip replacement for me 4 weeks ago. Now walking without sticks and using motorbike (auto start and gearbox)
Cost was 125000 baht including medication and walking frame to take home. Great guy.
Full hip replacement ??one side or both sides , some confusion by most ,(or maybe just me ) for some full means complete one side for others it means total both sides , sounds like a fast recovery , i need 1 knee , and both sides of hip ,

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