Knee Replacement Abroad: in Lithuania
|GBP:||2.770 £||from 1.850 £|
|USD:||4.290 $||from 2.900 $|
|EUR:||3.450 €||from 2.300 €|
*According to Lithuanian law regulations a patient pays an additional 21% VAT on the implant. The tax is returned to the patient upon coming back to the home country.
TO COMPARE: Average knee replacement price in the UK 9.300 €; price in Ireland 17.500 €; price in the USA from 24.000 € - 37.000 €.
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|Our surgeon has performed
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The price includes Zimmer, DePuy and other highest quality implants. The type of implants depends on each individual case. Additionally, patients can choose knee replacement with revolutionary Signature™ system which allows a surgeon to perform a surgery using unique instruments made according to your anatomy. Read more here.
After being discharged from the clinic it is highly recommended to go through the physiotherapy course in one of the best rehabilitation centres in Lithuania. The centre is located in the seaside resort called Palanga. The rehabilitation centre has more than 20 years of experience working with people after various surgeries and injuries. The staff in the rehabilitation centre speaks Russian and English.
- personalized rehabilitation course
- room with TV and private bathroom
- three meals a day
- all medication needed
- transportation to/from the rehabilitation centre
- More than 20 years working experience
- 500 to 600 surgeries per year
- More than 1.000 knee replacement, 5.000 arthroscopic surgeries, 1.000 ligament reconsturction surgeries
- Fluent in English
- The president of Arthroscopy Surgeons Association in Lithuania
- UK General Medical Council certificate
- Training abroad: The USA, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany
- Read more about the surgeon
- Experienced surgeons
- Our clinic works with highly professional and educated surgeons. They have 10-20 years of experience in the field of orthopaedic surgery. They each perform 500 surgeries per year. Our surgeons are board-certified in the UK. Moreover, our surgeons are members of various prestigious surgical societies both Lithuanian and international. Find more information about our surgeons here.
- Modern clinic
- The clinic is equipped with modern diagnostic and surgical facilities, all analogous to those in Western European clinics. You will be looked after by professional English speaking staff.
The wards are fully furnished and equipped with TV, WC and air conditioning. Free Wi-Fi is available while staying in the clinic.
- One of the biggest surgical centres in the Baltics
- Our clinic is one of the biggest surgical centres in the Baltic region. We work with patients from various countries, among which Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, etc.
Despite the size of the clinic we provide our patients with personal care and assistance. The majority of big public hospitals due to high volume of patients do not have enough resources and medical personnel to pay personal attention to each patient. Whereas we are fully focused on providing exceptional care and undivided attention for our patients.
Without any additional fees patients are tended in the clinic as long as they need. We only discharge our patients from the clinic when they are in a good health state and ready to leave.
- Half the price
- All inclusive price, which is twice lower than in Western European clinics.
Our clinic works with medical professionals of highest education and experience level and uses the same materials as the clinics in Western Europe. More often than not, the quality of our clinic‘s facilities exceed the ones in Western European clinics.
The price difference is only due to considerably lower average salaries and taxes - which is the main reason for medical travel everywhere around the world.
- 24/7 personal assistance
- During your entire stay in Lithuania you will receive personal care as well as transport to and from the clinic, hotel, and airport. You will not have to worry about a thing. You will be assisted from the moment of plane landing in Vilnius or Kaunas airport till your departure.
- Flexible date-wise
- Our clinic is flexible date-wise and can usually arrange your surgery on the date convenient for you.
- All English speaking staff
- Everyone in our clinic speaks English, including customer service desk, nurses, assistants and the surgeon.
- We speak in 8 languages
- Our clinic is the only clinic in Europe that offers customer service in 8 languages, among which English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, German, Spanish, Russian, and Lithuanian.
- Testimonials from former patients
- We can give you lots of testimonials from our previous patients that had orthopaedic surgery in our clinic. They can tell you their stories and help you make a decision.
- Direct flights
- 2-3 hour regular flights operate from all main airports in the UK & Ireland. Lithuania is closer than you thought. You can find the list of direct flights here. Please note that airlines constantly add new flights and new destinations, therefore feel free to contact us if you need help choosing the flight that suits you best.
- Credibility of country
- Lithuania has been a part of the EU and NATO since 2004. Lithuania has one of the fastest growing economies in the whole region and the second fastest internet speed in the world. Lithuanian medical schools have trained many medical professionals who are highly appreciated and employed by many foreign hospitals, among which hospitals in the UK.
Knee replacement surgery is performed in order to repair damaged joint when pain is disabling and patient cannot walk, climb stairs and perform essential every day activities without limitations.
The surgery is recommended when other treatments such as physical therapy, medications or braces do not help.
4 bones compose a knee: the femur (thigh bone) which is connected with ligaments to tibia (shinbone), fibula, a small bone located on the outside of the leg and the fourth bone - patella (a kneecap).
Knee joint has two types of cartilage: articular and meniscal cartilage. Articular cartilage, which is a smooth tissue that decreases the attrition between bones, covers the end of thigh bone, the backside of kneecap and the surface on the top of shinbone. Meniscal cartilage, commonly called meniscus sits right in the middle of the knee. It is a pad of crescent shape that functions as shock absorber and also divides weight equally in the joint. There are two menisci: the medial and lateral, they both sit between the shinbone and thigh bone, the former is on the inner side and the latter on the outer.
Knee bones are connected with 4 major ligaments: medial collateral ligament (MCL), lateral collateral ligament (LCL), anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).
There is a number of muscles in the knee that supprots the joint. Muscles are jointed with bones by tendons.
Knee replacement may be total or partial. During total knee replacement a surgeon makes incision in the knee to access the knee joint, then cuts and removes the ends of thigh bone and shinbone and a kneecap if it is heavily impaired. The ends are measured in order to fit the implant. The cut femur is substituted with femoral component which is a curved metal piece. The end of the shinbone is replaced with tibial component, a flat plate. If impaired cartilage of kneecap was removed, the patellar component is inserted.
Surgeon also places a plastic piece that functions as cartilage and lessens the friction. All the parts of the implant are secured either with special substance or treated to stimulate the fusion of the bones with the prosthesis. The cut is then stitched.
A surgeon can choose from a variety of joint types and designs regarding patient's age, weight and general health in order to replicate knee's natural ability to spin and glide when it bends.
During a partial knee replacement surgery only a part of the knee joint is replaced and the tissue which is not damaged is retained. On average knee replacement surgery lasts about two hours.
After the surgery rehabilitation follows. A patient works together with physician to regain strength, ability to walk and take on regular activities. Most of the people can walk in 2 – 4 weeks with a walking stick and in 4 – 6 weeks without it. Generally, it takes from 2 – 3 months to recover from knee replacement surgery. However, to achieve full recovery it takes up to 6 months.
After the recovery a patient is able to undertake low-impact activities, such as walking, swimming or biking but activities that involve jumping or that place high pressure on joints such as jogging or skiing should be avoided. Read more
Many thanks to surgeon Juozas who calmed me down before the surgery and explained what's gonna happen. Now after half a year every day feels better and better, I can even ride a bike again.