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.
The rehabilitation centre is located at a SPA resort town called Druskininkai. It is equipped with modern facilities. The professionals there have years of experience working with people after various surgeries and injuries.
Rehabilitation in Lithuania – from € 130 / £ 116 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.
A hammertoe is a deformity when the toe is bending downward at the first joint instead of pointing forward. Most cases develop from wearing ill-fitting shoes which put constant pressure on the toe. Hammertoe causes symptoms, like irritation, discomfort, and pain. The affected toe can also become swollen, red, painful to touch, and difficult to move.
In general, hammertoe surgery is performed under local anesthesia and takes up to 1 hour to complete. There are two types of hammertoe deformities: a flexible hammertoe and a fixed (stiff) hammertoe. An orthopaedic surgeon will choose a diligent surgical technique depending on the type of hammertoe deformity one has.
A flexible hammertoe (when the toe can be straightened) is corrected with a tendon lengthening or detachment. For example, the tendon can be transferred from the bottom of a toe to the upper side of the toe. This helps to keep the toe in a straight position and stops the tendon from pulling the toe into a bent position.
Following surgery, patients stay in the clinic overnight. Right after surgery, the operated foot is locally anaesthetized so the patient recovers comfortably. To control pain at home patients are prescribed pain relievers, like naproxen or ibuprofen.
For the first 3-5 weeks, patients can walk with a special shoe and crutches. Stitches, wires, or screws, are removed during a follow-up appointment after about 4-6 weeks.
Hammertoe surgery is a reliable solution to correct the deformity and alleviate pain. However, the results greatly depend on how one follows post-surgical advice. Wearing uncomfortable footwear and failing to control predisposing factors, like inflammatory joint disease, may lead to hammertoe recurrence.
In general, full recovery can be expected after 6 weeks post-op. Patients may begin walking for short intervals and gradually increase the distance overtime. It takes about 3 to 6 weeks before one can walk long distances. The patient will receive a personalized recovery program to restore muscle balance in the feet and speed up recovery. Driving is allowed after about 4-6 weeks.