Ankle Replacement Abroad: Lithuania

Price in GBP
Price in EUR
  • Ankle replacement surgery – 3.400 £
  • Ankle implants – 2.500 £
  • Ankle fusion – from 3.000 £
  • consultation with the surgeon
  • necessary health tests
  • surgery
  • implants
  • anaesthesia
  • hospitalisation
  • 24/7 personal assistance during your stay
  • transfers to / from the airport, hotel and clinic
  • all documents translated to English

The price includes Hintegra and other highest quality implants. The implant option will be discussed in greater detail once the surgeon reviews your medical documentation.

The clinic helps patients with the documents needed to claim a refund from NHS & HSE for medical treatment abroad. It applies to patients who are insured under the UK and Irish systems and may not get the surgery due to long waiting times. 

Justin, Northern Ireland
Justin, Northern Ireland
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My mother was experiencing problems with some level of pain and a lack of mobility in one hip. Locally she was advised that she could not have the appropriate treatment for 22 months . At eighty years of age that was a poor option. We were advised to contact Nordorthapaedics. The clinic was comparable to any private facility in the UK. Everything about the experience at Nordorthapaedics was positive. Everything from our first contact to our journey home was professionally managed by a team of courteous individuals. I would thoroughly recommend this service.
Annette, Wales
Annette, Wales
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The whole experience was excellent from making travel arrangements, all the pre-operation checks, making the payment. The clinic was so well run beautifully clean and the staff were marvellous. I would highly recommend taking a few days at the rehabilitation center as the post-op treatment received was outstanding and a great aide to recovery. I received every day physio, massage, hot and cold treatment, things that you wouldn’t get on the NHS. I can highly recommend having the operation in Lithuania it truly was a memorable experience.
Ronnie, Northern Ireland
Ronnie, Northern Ireland
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Hi, I'm Ronnie Kelly from Randalstown, Northern Ireland. From my initial inquiry Jurate at Nordorthopaedics was fantastic answering all my question almost immediately. I booked the flights, gave her the dates and the rest was plain sailing. Everything was organised with professional precision. From being met at the airport, to surgery, to recovery at rehabilitation center and back to the airport every detail was covered with constant emails and messages. I couldn't recommend this Clinic and Rehabilitation Centre any higher for its total professionalism and after care.
Karen, Alberta, Canada
Karen, Alberta, Canada
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Th clinic looked almost too good to be true but everything they claim is accurate. The care I received from the physician and nursing staff was very caring and excellent. Also there is the option for aftercare at a rehab facility that I highly recommend. It gives you time to recover from the surgery before the long flight home. The customer service representative Jurate is very efficient and will promptly answer any questions you have. Canada may seem like a long way from Lithuania but I feel it was totally worth the trip and I am planning to go back and have the other hip replaced.
John, Ireland
John, Ireland
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This is very simple because I recommend everything about nordorthopaedics. Firstly the administration staff are very professional and helpful with any problems you may have,and I would especially mention Aurelija along with her colleague Jurate for their attention to detail. Travelling to a different country can be daunting but the trip is carefully planned with collection from airport, transport to hotel and clinics. The clinics and rehabilitation center are of the highest quality and all the staff, nurses and doctors are really caring and helpful.
Julie, Northern Ireland
Julie, Northern Ireland
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Everything from airport to being picked up , hotel , hospital , loved it all it was the best decision I ever made , I tell everyone here in Ireland about it , I had the whole thing organised with Agnes help in four weeks , staff at hospital fabulous , care fabulous , doctor and anethnetist fabulous , honestly have nothing but good to say . If I need another hip I’ll be there in a heartbeat I’d never wait years here at home never . Thank you all
Ray, Spain, UK expat
Ray, Spain, UK expat
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My experience from beginning to end was one of the utmost pleasure. Not just my own surgery, rotator cuff repair but that of a fellow patient who was up and walking within hours after knee surgery. All made possible by the administration staff, nursing staff and the highly qualified surgeons. Nordorthapaedic deserve a gold medal for their obvious high standards. I award them one as such. After searching the web for a suitable clinic it was an obvious choice to select this clinic. And how happy am I that I did. The high standards of cleanliness and professional care shine out.
David, England
David, England
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Having been rejected by the NHS I chose to look abroad for my options. My friends all thought I was mad to consider Lithuania, nothing could be further from the truth. From my initial contact phone call I have experienced the highest standards of professionalism and service throughout . I must declare that I am quite a tough person to satisfy as I have had a career as a Quality Management Consultant and auditing suppliers. The clinic is first class. It is equal to any private hospital in the uk. I would wholeheartedly recommend the clinic to anyone in a similar position.
Michael, West Midlands, UK
Michael, West Midlands, UK
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I recently had a total hip replacement at Nordorthopedics. The whole experience from the initial contact through to the rehabilitation treatment was flawless, Dr Saraunas Tarasevicius and all at the hospital were unbelievably open and efficient, putting any doubts at rest. I was up and walking with crutches the day after surgery. At the rehabilitation centre the aftercare resulted in being able to walk 2 miles with 1 crutch by the time I left for home 9 days after surgery. Jurate deserves a special mention for organising almost every aspect, nothing seemed to be much trouble. I cannot recommend Nordorthopaedics enough.
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Refund from NHS and HSE

The clinic helps patients with the documents needed to claim a refund from NHS & HSE for medical treatment abroad. It applies to patients who are insured under the UK and Irish systems and may not get the surgery due to long waiting times. 

Our clinic
What sets us apart from other clinics?

Our clinic works with highly professional and educated ankle surgeon. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of orthopaedic surgery. The surgeon has already performed more than 1000 ankle fusion surgeries and more than 500 ankle replacements.  Moreover, he is a members of various prestigious surgical societies both Lithuanian and international.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Our clinic is flexible date-wise and can usually arrange your surgery on the date convenient for you.

Everyone in our clinic speaks English, including customer service desk, nurses, assistants and the surgeon.

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.

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.

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.

When ankle replacement is necessary?

Usually ankle replacement is recommended for patients complaining about permanent joint pain and decreased mobility. Such symptoms appear if chronic inflammatory joint disease is present (for example, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis) or a joint is damaged due to bone fraction or infection. However, it is important for a doctor to suggest this procedure in early stages of disease while the joint function might still be preserved.

In some cases the surgeon may recommend ankle fusion instead of ankle replacement. Ankle fusion is the surgery performed in order to alleviate the pain which occurs when ankle joint wears off. During the procedure the articular cartilage of the ankle joint is removed and tibia grows together with talus bone.

Ankle anatomy

The ankle joint works like a hinge allowing feet to perform flexion and extension. It is composed of three bones – two thigh bones, tibia and fibula and the talus. Joint stability is secured with medial and lateral collateral ligaments and tendons.


Ankle replacement surgery is performed under general or spinal anaesthesia. Although a doctor will advise which type is better, you will make the final decision. The incision will be placed in front of the ankle. The procedure will start by removing damaged cartilage and reshaping bone surfaces. Smooth and firm surface will serve as a better platform for prosthesis. The next step is to place an artificial joint.
There are three types of ankle prostheses:

  • Scandinavian total ankle replacement – the structure of this prosthesis is the closest to normal ankle joint, therefore joint mobility is expected to be the greatest. However, in order to place the prosthesis it is essential to reshape all ankle forming bones. In some cases it is undesirable or even impossible.
  • InBone ankle replacement – this type of prosthesis consists of two parts. One part is deeply inserted into the thigh bone, the other forms a surface for the talus bone. This type of prosthesis is well known for high improvement in function and longevity.
  • Salto talaris ankle replacement – ankle prosthesis with the lowest profile, therefore reshaping is performed on relatively small level, leaving damaged tissues untouched. In the future it might cause inflammation and conversional surgery might be required.
Recovery period

After the procedure your ankle will be placed in a splint or a cast for approximately 4 weeks. These means will protect the prosthesis from moving out of the place and ensure that the fusion between bones is forming.

You should walk using a walker or crutches for 7-8 weeks. They will help to move around without placing weight on the operated feet. During night time or when lying in bed the feet should be kept raised in order to decrease swelling and pain. You might use pillows or rolled towel.

The most important part of recovery period is physical therapy. At first, gentle massages or heat applications should be helpful. It activates blood flow in the ankle area, decreases swelling and pain. The following step is physical activity. You will receive a specialized programme with various exercises that strengthen and increase the range of motion. They should be performed several times a day. However, you will not be allowed to exercise forcefully. All movement will be included one by one, putting as less stress on ankle as possible.

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