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. 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.
The meniscus is a circular band on the top of the shinbone which functions as a soothing surface for the joint. Meniscus makes the knee stable and helps it to move smoothly. Meniscus also serves as a shock absorber since it divides the forces between the bones evenly.
There are two menisci in the knee. A medial meniscus, also known as the inner and the lateral meniscus, also called the outer.
Menisci are located between the tibia and femur bones. These ligaments are composed of cartilaginous tissue and may resemble rubbery cushions which function as ‘shock absorbers’. Menisci highly contribute to keeping the knee stable and protecting the bones from grinding into each other when moving.
Knee injuries mostly include various manifestations of meniscal tears. The meniscus is often torn because of traumatic events, injury, or degeneration, and anyone at any age can have their meniscus damaged. The injury may be caused by sudden twisting, rotating or squatting movements. Surgeons usually recommend arthroscopic knee surgery for the injuries that remain symptomatic. If a meniscus tear remains untreated, the risk of developing osteoarthritis later in life increases significantly. The choice of surgical method depends on the type of meniscus tear.
A meniscal tear is usually a result of a trauma or degenerative processes, and can be quite painful and debilitating. When the meniscus is damaged one is likely to hear a ‘pop’ sound and feel a ‘tearing’ sensation in the knee. Many people choose to continue walking even when their knee is injured. Unfortunately, the knee slowly swells and after approximately 6-12 hours becomes stiff and painful. A meniscal tear might also result in a free body, which can obstruct full knee flexion leading to a locked flexion.
In this case the patient might not be able to move the knee to its full range of motion. A meniscus tear can be diagnosed if there is tenderness within the joint, the joint is significantly effused, or there is a limited range of motion. There are specific tests which help to determine if the meniscus is torn, however, meniscal tears are best diagnosed through MRI scanning.
Meniscus is usually damaged in sports when the knee is twisted while knee joint is bent or when you stop abruptly while running. It happens suddenly and in about 24 hours extreme pain, swelling and stiffness follow making it impossible to extend the leg.
However, meniscus tear may also develop gradually over period of time because cartilage begins to lose its elasticity and resiliency. This is more common among the older patients who have fragile cartilage. Then even seemingly minor slip or fall may tear meniscus severely. The injury may also happen when a heavy weight is put on the knees while kneeling or squatting.
The size and the extent of meniscus injury may vary broadly. It can be either torn around the edges or ripped in half or only thread might be left of it.
A tornmeniscus is repaired arhroscopically as such surgery has a very high success rate and fewer risks of complications. During arthroscopic surgery minute instruments and a small camera are inserted in the knee joint and a surgeon repairs the tissue. The surgery is performed either under general or local anaesthesia.
Usually, a patient wears a knee brace after the surgery so as to lessen swelling, and pain and keep the leg straight. Patients are advised to limit motion for 4 weeks and afterwards follow the physical therapy plan prescribed by your doctor so as to achieve successful healing. Read more about rehabilitation after meniscus repair in Lithuania