Get your surgery for free by claiming a refund from your local health board. The clinic helps patients with the documents needed to claim a refund after following the EU directive route for medical treatment abroad. It applies to patients who are insured under the systems of one of the EU countries and may not get the surgery due to long waiting times.
One of the most important factors for a quick and full recovery after surgery is proper rehabilitation. Rehabilitation helps recover after surgery as well as prevents formation of blood clots and helps avoid most of the postoperative complications and side effects. We offer two different rehabilitation packages:
Outpatient rehabilitation in Kaunas with a physiotherapist. The rehabilitation clinic is equipped with modern facilities. Individual rehabilitation programs are prepared by a kinesiologist with over 20 years of experience, Prof. Laimonas Siupsinskas. This type of rehabilitation is best suited for people who are physically active, athletes and those wishing to return to sports as soon as possible.
Rehabilitation in Kaunas – € 100 / £ 86 for one 1 h physiotherapy session per day.
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. Moreover, our surgeons are members of various prestigious surgical societies both Lithuanian and international. Our joint replacement surgeon S. Tarasevicius is an author of 150 scientific publications in different medical journals. Find more information about our surgeons here.
Our clinic works according to the highest standards set by the European Union. This helps to guarantee the quality of medical service.
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.
We have no waiting line so we can schedule your surgery as soon as you are ready to do so.
Everyone in our clinic speaks English, including nurses, assistants and the surgeon.
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.
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. Our clinic works according to the highest standards set to the medical institutions by the European Union.
Being a true member of the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries, Lithuania is one of the leaders in low joint replacement revision rates, as only 9% of surgeries in Lithuania require revision in 10 years after surgery. Moreover, with the implants used at our clinic, only 4-6% of surgeries require revision in 10 years after surgery, while revision rates in some other Western countries, for example, USA, is as high as 17% in 10 years after surgery. The implants used at our clinic have been evaluated by other countries’ registries as those ensuring longest implant life, as compared to products of other manufacturers. Read more here.
Achilles tendon is a strong tissue that connects the muscle of the calf with the back of the heel bone. Achilles tendon is essential for walking, jumping, running and extending the leg.
The surgery is performed when Achilles tendon is torn into two pieces. Such tendon tear is common in sports which require constant running, jumping and sudden stops and turns, for instance in basketball, tennis, football or jogging.
Ruptured tendon may be treated without surgery but it was observed that with non-surgical treatment the full muscle and tendon strength cannot be fully restored because Achilles tendon rips in irregular way and the calf muscle pulls the tendon towards itself whereas the end of the torn tendon is drawn back into the leg.
That is to say, tendon stretches out and cannot function well because the strength of the muscle depends on the right tension between the tendon and the muscle. If the tendon gets fully retracted then achilles tendon repair surgery becomes the only efficient solution.
There are two types of surgeries to treat achilles tendon rupture. The first method is open surgery during which a large incision is made in the back of the leg. The second technique is arthroscopic.
Recently open surgery is getting more and more criticism as the risk of the skin infection is rather high compared to the new, arthroscopic method which requires a few minimal incisions instead of one large. Through the incisions surgeon inserts medical instruments and arthroscope which a tiny viewing tool and stitches Achilles tendon together. Such surgery is believed to be more accurate and easier as the possibility of complications is significantly lower.
During the first week patient should not to place any weight on the leg thus no walking is allowed. However, later on walking in removable boots is encouraged instead of wearing a leg cast which weakens the muscle. Physical therapy is extremely important for the full recovery thus patient has to follow rehabilitation programme carefully. Read more about rehabilitation after tendon repair in Lithuania.