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.
Trigger finger, also known as digital stenosing tenosynovitis, is a condition characterized by clicking, snapping, or locking of the involved finger during an extension movement. The symptoms are caused by prolonged inflammation which leads to thickening of the tendons and narrowing of the annular ligaments of the digit. It is very difficult for a thick tendon to pass through a narrowed ligament and that is why the finger keeps locking in place. Mild tenderness and a palpable nodule may be present in the palm.
Any finger can be affected by stenosing tenosynovitis, however, the predominant digit is the thumb.
Depending on the severity of stenosing tenosynovitis, a trigger finger can be treated with non-invasive methods or with surgery.
Conservative treatment is effective only in early stages of the disease. Non-invasive treatments include hand splinting (to reduce finger movement) and steroid injections (to relieve symptoms). Only patients who are unresponsive to splinting and injections are referred for surgical treatment.
After surgery, most patients can move the operated finger as soon as anaesthesia wears off. It is completely normal for the operated hand to be swollen for the first few days. To decrease swelling, the hand should be kept elevated above the heart as much as possible
Since local anaesthesia has been used around the incision, mild numbness or tingling near the cut can also be expected. For pain management, patients are prescribed anti-inflammatory medications, like ibuprofen or naproxen. Also, the patient may also use ice packs several times a day to relieve discomfort. It is recommended to wrap an ice pack in a towel and use it only for short intervals of 20 minutes maximum.
The results are permanent for most people. Patients with diabetes or other medical conditions are more likely to suffer from recurrent tenosynovitis, and therefore, need an additional trigger finger release surgery in the future.
Usually, patients return to work right after surgery and can use a keyboard almost immediately. It may take up to 2 weeks to return to manual labor jobs which involve putting pressure on the hand or lifting heavy objects. Driving is allowed as soon as 5 days post-op or when the patient can firmly grip the steering wheel. Physically demanding sports should be postponed for 2 to 3 weeks or as advised by the treating consultant. Overall, it may take up to 6 weeks for the last bit of swelling to subside.
There are special recovery exercises that prevent finger stiffness. Recovery exercises include closing and opening the hand, bending and straightening the finger, tendon gliding exercises, and others. The exercise routine should be repeated 3-4 times a day for the first 4 weeks post-surgery.