- • More than 20 years working experience
- • Performs 500 - 600 surgeries per year
- • Fluent in English
- • President of Arthroscopy Surgeons Association in Lithuania
- • More than 10 years working experience
- • Performs 700 surgeries per year
- • Fluent in English
- • Special interest in shoulder, elbow, wrist arthroscopic surgeries
- • More than 10 years working experience
- • Has performed over than 1000 surgeries
- • Speaks fluent English
- • President of Lithuanian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatologist
Meniscus tear is one of the most common sports-related injuries. Also, it occurs in elderly age due to wear and tear of the cartilage. Meniscus tear causes pain, swelling, stiffness and locking of the knee. Torn meniscus treatment depends on the size and type of the damage. In case a non-surgical treatment proves to be ineffective, arthroscopic meniscus repair is suggested.
ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) plays an important role in stabilizing the knee. It is commonly injured in active sports when a person changes the direction rapidly, slows down while running or lands incorrectly from a jump. Symptoms of ACL injury include pain, swelling and tenderness of the knee, limited range of motion and discomfort while walking. ACL impairment is usually treated arthroscopically. A surgeon replaces the damaged ligament with a new ligament. The whole procedure is performed through several tiny incisions.
PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) is another ligament which is very important for the movement and stability of the knee. Healthy PCL prevents the shinbone from moving backwards too far. The most common causes of PCL injuries are car accidents when a bent knee hits a dashboard and falling on the knee while it is bent (for example in football, baseball, soccer or skiing). The symptoms are very similar to ACL injuries: pain, swelling of the knee and walking difficulty. Non-surgical treatment may be effective in mild injuries. However, more severe PCL damage requires surgery. In this case arthroscopic PCL reconstruction is performed during which the damaged ligament is replaced with a tissue graft.
This term refers to a group of disorders that cause pain around the kneecap. The reasons for runner’s knee are not fully investigated. However, studies found that different forms of the disorder may include cartilage softening, synovial capsule irritation and inflammation. In cases of recalcitrant knee instability and severe pain, arthroscopic articular cartilage repair or Orthokine® therapy is indicated.
Articular cartilage repair
Articular cartilage allows bones to move smoothly and without friction. However, this structure can be damaged by injury, age-related wear and tear or inflammation. The tissue can be restored with the help of stem cells. With this method of treatment the damaged area is covered with a special collagen membrane and in a few months’ time a new well-functioning articular cartilage is formed. The procedure is performed arthroscopically.
Shoulders are among the most flexible and important joints in the human body. However, flexibility and universality of the joint also makes it more susceptible to various injuries and disorders. Nowadays, many surgical techniques have developed that help deal with them. The doctors are able to repair torn ligaments and tendons, fix instability and fractures and even replace the damaged shoulder. Many disorders including arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, torn rotator cuffs and shoulder impingement syndrome can now be cured arthroscopically without even opening the joint. Surgeons perform the procedure with the help of a tiny camera and only several tiny incisions are necessary to observe and repair the joint. Arthroscopic surgeries reduce the risk of complications and shorten the recovery period.
Tennis elbow refers to a medical condition that causes pain and tenderness in the lateral part of the elbow. The main mechanism in this disorder is overuse of the muscles that extend and raise the wrist and fingers in such activities like playing tennis, painting, and driving screws. This leads to inflammation of these tendons known as tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis. It can often be improved with non-surgical treatments (rest, anti-inflammatory medicines, physical therapy, and braces). In more severe cases surgery is required. During the open surgery the doctor makes one incision over the elbow and removes the damaged part of the tendon. If an arthroscopic approach is chosen, tennis elbow is repaired through several tiny incisions.
Golfer‘s elbow is similar to tennis elbow. The difference is that with golfer‘s elbow the pain occurs on the inside rather than the outside of the elbow. The cause of this condition is repeated gripping, flexing and rotating of the wrist that results in tiny tendon tears. Activities that can lead to golfer’s elbow include chopping wood, using a computer, playing golf and lifting weights. In the cases where conservative treatment is ineffective, a surgical approach should be considered. Both, either open or arthroscopic surgery is available.
Achilles tendon repair
The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the human body. It is crucial to walking, running and jumping. The most common conditions that may require surgical Achilles tendon repair include tendinitis (inflammation of the tendon) and Achilles tendon rupture. Tendonitis (or tendinosis) develops due to the degeneration and wear and tear of the tendon. These conditions cause chronic pain and swelling along the Achilles tendon and impaired movement of the affected leg. If surgical treatment is indicated, a doctor makes an incision over the back of the heel and removes the damaged tissues. If a bigger portion of the Achilles tendon is damaged, another tendon may be used to fix the defect.
Another cause of the Achilles tendon damage is trauma. This tendon is usually injured in contact sports such as football, basketball and tennis. Acute trauma (tear or rupture) leads to abrupt pain and swelling above the heel, inability to bend the foot downward and stand on the toes of the injured leg. During the Achilles tendon repair surgery, the end of the torn tendon is identified and sutured together. The Achilles tendon may be repaired through an incision on the back of the lower leg (open technique) or through small incisions with the help of a thin fibre-optic camera (arthroscopic method).
Ankle sprain treatment
Ankle sprain most often occurs when the foot twists inwards. In this position the ligaments on the outer side of your ankle are pulled beyond their normal range. As a result, fibres of the ligaments stretch or even tear. In some cases small pieces of bone are torn off with the ligament. A person with an ankle sprain experiences severe pain, swelling, inability to stand on that foot and, in severe cases, a ‘popping‘ sensation on the outer edge of the ankle. A non-surgical treatment is effective for the vast majority of ankle sprains. However, cases that fail to respond to this type of treatment are managed surgically. Ligaments of the ankle can be tightened arthroscopically. With this technique the surgeon inserts a thin endoscope which magnifies the structures of the ankle. The other method of surgical treatment is ligament reconstruction. With this surgery, the doctor makes a curved incision over the outside of the ankle. Then the torn ligament is tightened with stiches or is replaced with a tendon.
Ankle articular cartilage repair
Healthy articular cartilage allows our joints to move smoothly. Cartilage damage (due to trauma or overuse), causes severe pain, swelling and limited motion of the joint. Although the cartilage cannot heal itself, doctors have developed a surgical technique that can help restore the affected tissue. With this technique the damaged area of the cartilage is covered with stem cells. These cells grow and in several months form a new well-functioning cartilage. The procedure is minimally invasive meaning that no big incisions and opening of the joint is necessary. This technique relieves pain and restores the normal structure and function of the articular cartilage.
Foot and ankle fracture repair
The foot and ankle consist of many small bones. These bones can break during twisting, fall or motor vehicle collision. Fractures of these bones result in typical symptoms like severe pain, swelling, bruising and inability to bear weight on the injured leg. Some type of fractures require incisions while some can be repaired through limited incisions or arthroscopically. A surgical treatment of these injuries usually include internal fixation with screws, nails, plates or wires. Some of them are left in the bone permanently and some are removed after the bone heals.
Nordorthopaedics is working with the leading surgeons who have over 20 years of experience and are committed to the highest standards with the focus on achieving the best possible results safely.
The clinic is noted for performing a number of difficult surgeries, diagnostic procedures which require high precision, great skill and modern equipment.
Nordorthopaedics applies high international standards. Here we take care of patients from the very first step to the very last rehabilitation moment.
- Are there any waiting lines?
- There are no waiting lines for orthopaedic surgeries in Nordorthopaedics clinic. Surgery can be performed at a time which is convenient for you.
- Should I consult my doctor before going abroad for surgery?
- It is recommended to consult your doctor before you leave for treatment. Most doctors are familiar with the main concept of medical travel so their advice and critical sum up of your personal case will surely make the situation clearer.
- When should the payment be made?
- You do not have to pay anything until you meet your surgeon personally.
- How much does the first consultation cost?
- It is absolutely free of charge. The only thing you have to do is to contact us and describe your case and your expectations. We may only ask for some additional information so that the surgeon could analyse your case in greater detail.
- Why should I choose Lithuania, which is a new country in the medical tourism arena?
- • Lithuania is very flexible to become a competitive player in the market.
- • Lithuania offers many different places for health recovery, sightseeing and activities
- • Lithuania is easy to reach – 3 international airports, small country, you can drive across the whole country just in a few hours.
- • Lithuanian climate and geographical location is not troublesome – it is a save, clean and an up-to-date young Christian country located in the middle of Europe. Lithuania is a member of European Union and NATO.
- • Lithuania has world class surgeons as well as clinics, and the prices for the same medical treatments are 3 or more times lower than in western countries
- Why is the price of medical services much lower in Lithuania?
- Firstly, it is because of cheaper labour force in Lithuania as hourly wage in Lithuania is usually much lower than it is in Scandinavian countries, Great Britain, Germany, etc. Secondly, the professional liability insurance is much cheaper here in Lithuania thus healthcare does not have to pay so much for insurance companies as it is usual in other countries. However, the quality does not suffer as our clinic uses exactly the same dental implants (Straumann and Biohorizons) as Scandinavian and Western countries.
- How much is it possible to save while choosing medical services in Lithuania?
- According to statistical data of the Lithuanian Private Health Care Association, prices in Lithuania are 2 times lower than in Western countries depending on the procedures. Your savings depend on the amount of procedures you plan to have there. However, even if you include your plane tickets and accommodation in Lithuania, you may still save a substantial amount of money.
- What about experiencing language problems?
- Our surgeon speaks fluent English. Medical staff is used to foreign patients.
I badly damaged my shoulder rotator cuff and by accident came across Nordorthopaedics clinic. My surgeon was first class and highly experienced and did the surgery arthroscopically. After a 4 day stay I came home to England a totally satisfied customer.
- Julian, UK
Now I only can be grateful I chose this clinic. Many thanks to surgeon Juozas who calmed me down before the surgery and explained what's going to happen. Now after half a year every day feels better and better, I can even ride a bike again.
- Anne, Ireland
I felt I was in very good hands, thanks for surgeon Gintautas Pocius. Now it has been 3 weeks after op, I am feeling already much stronger.
- Nancy, Ireland
|Knee surgery||Shoulder surgery||Ankle & foot surgery|
|Knee arthroscopy||€ 1160||£ 830||Shoulder arthroscopy||€ 2000||£ 1430||Ankle arthroscopy||€ 1350||£ 970|
|ACL reconstruction||€ 2600||£ 1870||Arthroscopic shoulder decompression||€ 1350||£ 970||Achilles tendon repair surgery||€ 1600||£ 1150|
|Articular cartilage regeneration||€ 3500||£ 2500||Rotator cuff repair||€ 2500||£ 1800||Hallux valgus surgery||€ 1500||£ 1080|
|Meniscus replacement||€ 3000||£ 2150||Arm surgery||Other procedures|
|Torn meniscus repair||€ 1300||£ 930||Lateral epicondilytis (Tennis elbow)||€ 1750||£ 1250||Hyaluronic acid injection||€ 500||£ 360|
|Forearm bone fracture repair||€ 1450||£ 1040||Orthokine therapy||€ 725||£ 520|
|Small bone fracture repair||€ 1300||£ 930|