Hip Replacement Cost, Info & FAQs

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced with a prosthetic implant.

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Hip replacement cost & info

  • In short: Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced with a prosthetic implant
  • Done under general or spinal anaesthesia by a team of experienced surgeons
  • Length of hospitalisation: 2 nights (included)
  • Minimum required stay abroad: 7 days
  • Waiting time: none / very short
  • Trustpilot rating (by UK & EU patients): 4.8/5. Top Clinic in Lithuania, EU
  • All-included hip replacement cost: €6800 / £6,141 (see price table below)
  • Possible NHS / HSE refund: yes (only pay for the flight from your own pocket)
  • Implants used: Zimmer Biomet, Smith & Nephew

 

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It's more than just a surgery

Flights & accommodation

Don't worry, our travel manager will offer you a few best alternatives for air travel & accommodation. Also, all the prices include overnight stay and care at the clinic

Personal travel manager & 24/7 assistance

Many clinics these days have lost a personal touch with their patients. However, with us you will always have someone to talk to, rely upon and take care of you (if anything).

Pick-up/drop-off & transportation

You will be picked up (and dropped off) in the airport by your travel manager. All the transportation between the clinic and hotel is also included.

Extra phone + local call credit

We are just a phone call away if needed. Thus, we provide our patients with extra phones with local SIM cards and unlimited call credit.

Help with after-care

At all times you will have direct contact with the surgeon and your travel manager. Who will answer your questions & provide recommendations.

Insurance & Safety

Our patients are covered for up to €50,000 against injury as a result of medical services provided. Yet, first & foremost, we ensure maximum safety.

we care about the planet. That's why our clinic is the first in Europe to fully offset the CO2 of medical travel 💚🌍

What makes us different?

We like to say that our clinic is not a factory. That is we work only with a limited number of patients per year. That helps us to provide our best and give much-needed personal attention to the patients.

The clinic itself is equipped with the newest medical technologies. Naturally, it checks all the EU care standards and employs maximum safety measures. After surgeries the patients stay in cozy single-bed rooms. It makes your recovery calm and pleasant.

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Rehabilitation packages

Rehabiliation after hip replacement is one of the most important stages of the treatment and has to be taken very seriously.

  • Our clinic (with +40 years of experience in rehabiltation) is among the very best in this.
  • Our medical team makes sure your surgery was a success and you’re back on your feet as fast as possible.
  • We offer all-inclusive rehabilitation packages, that can be reimbursed by NHS/HSE (as well as the surgery itself). Meaning that you will only pay for the flight from your own pocket.

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Everything about hip replacement in our clinic

What's hip replacement?

Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which a doctor surgically removes a painful hip joint with arthritis and replaces it with an artificial joint often made from metal and plastic components. Materials used in making your artificial joints are strong and designed to last inside your body.

It’s usually done when all other treatment options have failed to provide adequate pain relief.

What are the most common causes leading to hip replacement?

These are: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic arthritis, avascular necrosis.

Even though the procedure can be performed for everyone, in most cases it is performed for people above 50.

Why do people go for surgery abroad?

Patients go for hip replacement abroad for multiple reasons. Main ones being:

  • There are no (or very short) waiting lines for orthopaedic surgeries
  • Individual attention from the surgeons
  • Recommendations from previous patients, friends or family
  • Top quality service for affordable prices
  • Possibility for a refund from NHS & HSE
  • All-inclusive rehabilitation pacakges

Read / watch reviews of our previous patients below.

Will I be insured?

Yes, absolutely. Every patient of our clinic is insured by a sum of €50,000. The cover is against injury as a result of medical services.

Why is hip replacement cost lower in your clinic?

Our clinic is not based in the centre of Stockholm or London, and does not have to pay eye-watering rents. We also work with a limited number of patients and do not waste massive sums on marketing. Therefore, you pay only for the surgery & world-class rehabilitation (and not for an expensive location or advertising on TV or in the tube).

At the same time you get an all-inclusive package (making your travel stress-free) when booking with us.

Is it safe?

Getting the surgery abroad involves similar risks as getting the surgery at home. For that reason, we recommend to always check the following:

  • The surgeons and their credentials. Preferably, ask for an online consultation to meet your surgeon before going abroad
  • What do the previous patients say about the clinic and their experience
  • Whether you will be insured

Never base your decision on the price alone.

Can I get refund from NHS or HSE (or another medical insurer)?

Our clinic helps patients with the documents needed to claim a refund from NHS or HSE (or another medical insurer) for medical treatment abroad. It applies to patients who are insured under the UK’s, Irish or other national systems and may not get the surgery due to long waiting times.

How soon can I travel back home after hip replacement?

Most of the patients can travel back 6-7 days after the surgery. However, patients who are overweight or have additional health issues may need to stay a bit longer – for 8-10 days.

For your flight back it is advisable to get special assistance to help getting in/out of the plane. The service is freely provided by the airports/airlines.

What about the recovery after hip replacement surgery abroad?

Already after the first day of the surgery most of the patients feel better than before. That’s because they don’t feel any arthritic pain. Surely, there might be pain along the incision (which can be managed with painkillers).

Eating and drinking is usually allowed on the first day too. After the first day, most of the patients can sit up on the edge of the bed and stand. On the third day, patients can walk slowly using crutches with clinic personal help.

All the pain is normally gone 7 days following the surgery and painkillers are not required, however there are some restrictions for movement.

4/6 weeks after the surgery the patients can already enjoy active lifestyle.

How soon will I be able to drive after hip replacement?

Most of the patients can drive in 3-4 weeks after the surgery.

What implants do you use for hip replacement surgery?

Our clinic uses only top-notch hip implants such as: Zimmer Biomet, Smith & Nephew

These implants have very low dislocation rate.

Will I need to redo my home after the hip replacement surgery?

You will not need any special changes in your daily environment.

What about the clinic & surgeons?

We like to say that our clinic (based in Lithuania, EU) is not a factory. That is we work only with a limited number of patients per year. That helps us to provide our best and give much-needed personal attention to the patients.

The clinic itself is equipped with the newest medical technologies. Naturally, it checks all the EU care standards and employs maximum safety measures. After surgeries the patients stay in cozy single-bed rooms. It makes your recovery calm and pleasant.

Our brand is rated 4.8/5 by hundreds of UK & EU patients. See their (video) reviews here.

Read about our surgeons at the bottom of this page.

What exactly is included in the package?
  • Everything for the treatment, anesthesia, 2-3 night of hospitalization;
  • Implants (Zimmer Biomet, Smith & Nephew)
  • Necessary stay at a city-centre hotel;
  • Needed consultations, medical tests;
  • Finding best airplane ticket deals;
  • Meeting at the airport, personal driver within Lithuania;
  • 24/7 assistance in Lithuania;
  • Help with after-care, insurance of up to €50,000 against injury.
What are the possible complications? What if something goes wrong?

Complications after hip replacement are rare; yet they may occur (as is with any other surgical procedure). There is increased risk for obese people, who are advised to undergo weight loss treatments prior to hip replacement. The complications include:

  • Joint infection
  • Blood clots
  • Leg-length Inequality
  • Hip implant dislocation
  • Implant loosening
  • Nerve injury
  • Bleeding, fracture, stiffness

You will be guided through all the possible complications during your consultation(s) with the surgeon.

In case you are feeling unwell or there is anything abnormal:

While you are still in Lithuania: you will be immediately checked upon by the medical personnel. Should there be a need for a follow-up procedure, it would be carried out for you free of charge.

Complication in the later stages of the recovery is even rarer and most of the time not an emergency. If they happen, our surgeon would consult you online and explain the steps to take.

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All-included hip replacement cost

Hip replacement cost in our clinic includes everything you will need: the procedure, implant, medical tests, anaesthesia, hospitalisation (2 nights), transport, hotel stay, etc. There are no hidden costs.

  • Hip replacement surgery – €6800 / £6,141 (implants included)
  • Package deal with 7 days rehabilitation – from €7500 / £6,774
  • Package deal with 14 days rehabilitation – from €8400 / £7,586
  • Knee replacement surgery – €6600 / £5,961 (implants included)
  • E-consultation with the surgeon – free
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Good news: residents of Ireland 🇮🇪, Norway 🇳🇴, The Netherlands 🇳🇱, Denmark 🇩🇰, UK 🇬🇧 can now travel freely (no quarantine) to our clinic (based in Lithuania). All affected bookings can be changed free of charge. Learn more at our blog or contact us.