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.
The longest toe is most often the 2nd or the 3rd toe. Over time, excessive pressure from the shoes makes the long toe bend and deform which leads to pain, discomfort, and skin build-up (calluses and corns). The long toe also makes it very difficult to find comfortable footwear. Toe shortening is a favorable choice for those patients who wish to relieve pain and achieve a good cosmetic appearance.
Toe shortening is a surgery to correct the uncomfortably long toe. It is a relatively short procedure, taking about 45 to 60 minutes to complete. Since it is performed under local anaesthesia, toe shortening can be combined with other procedures, such as bunionectomy.
After surgery, patients stay in the hospital overnight. The operated foot is locally anaesthetized so the patients can rest comfortably.
When recovering at home, pain is controlled with over-the-counter pain medications, like naproxen or ibuprofen. The operated foot should be kept elevated as much as possible to minimize swelling and discomfort. Ice packs can be applied for short intervals of time to relieve pain.
Within a few days post-op, patients can start walking with a special boot being very careful to not hurt the operated toe. The bandage must be kept dry and changed every 3 to 5 days. After 4 to 6 weeks, patients come in for an X-ray scan which the surgeon then evaluates during a follow-up consultation. The wire is taken out after the toe has fully healed. At around 6 weeks post-op, patients can return to work and other everyday activities. However, it can take about 3 to 6 months until the swelling goes down completely and the toe regains full mobility.
Toe shortening is a relatively short surgery that provides permanent results. It alleviates pain, prevents further toe damage, and gives the desired aesthetic look.