- Hip replacement, essentially, 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
- It’s done under general or spinal anesthesia by a team of experienced surgeons
- The surgery takes approximately 2 hours
- All-included price: from €6650 / £5,695 (see the exact price table below)
Hip replacement abroad
Hip replacement FAQs
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 bariatric surgeries
- Individual attention from the surgeons
- Recommendations from previous patients, friends, or family
- Top-quality service for affordable prices
- Possibility for a refund from your local health board
Read/watch reviews of our previous patients below.
Will I be insured?
Yes, absolutely. Every patient of our clinic is ensured by reliable insurance covering surgical malpractice.
Read about our surgeons at the bottom of this page.
Why is hip replacement cost lower in your clinic?
Our clinic is not based in the center 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 on 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 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 a refund from my local health board?
You can have your surgery done for free by claiming a refund from your local health board. We are helping patients with the documentation needed in order to claim a refund after following the EU directive route for medical treatment abroad. Patients usually choose this route because of the long waiting list in their country of origin.
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.
It is advisable to get special assistance for your flight back to help get 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 an 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 a 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 nights of hospitalization;
- Implants (Zimmer Biomet, Smith & Nephew)
- 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, reliable insurance against surgical malpractice.
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 an 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.
The 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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prices given below are exact (without hidden costs). Many other clinics increase their initial prices.
All-included hip replacement cost
Hip replacement surgery (implants included)
Package deal with 7 days rehabilitation
Package deal with 14 days rehabilitation
Knee replacement surgery (implants included)
we help our patients with the documentation needed to claim a refund after following the EU directive route for medical treatment abroad
every result is individual. We put our utmost care to ensure that the patient is happy with it.
The whole experience has been amazing. The prices have been good, the selection process – everything so far has been excellent. It was just as good, if not better than having the surgery in the UK. I would definitely recommend it.
You can see Nila's video review on our Youtube or under Reviews tab.
I chose Wellness Travels to organise my tummy tuck surgery in Lithuania and I have to say I didn’t find any problem with them from the moment I booked till the moment I left. My travel assistant Gedas was lovely. Staff and doctors at the clinic were amazing. I will definitely be back for further surgeries.
You can see Nicola's video review on our Youtube or under Reviews tab.
Lina G. G.Sweden
Lina G. G.Sweden
Couldn’t be happier with the whole process. Amazing staff, well organized,also what they say they do. Strongly recommend to anyone who is looking to go abroad with 100% guarantees. 100 % first class service from day 1 :-)
The guys from Wellness Travels were brilliant and very helpful. Always checking on progress. They provide you with a phone; come as quick as they can, if you need them. Also if you didn’t understand anything they helped, i.e. language issues. They showed me how to get to the shopping mall, pointed out places to go, etc. Would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to go through any cosmetic procedures.
You can see Amy's video review on our Youtube or under Reviews tab.
R. D.The Netherlands
R. D.The Netherlands
I’ve been surprised that in Lithuania, one can find such professional clinic and service providers. Initially, I wanted the surgery in the Netherlands, but the offer by Wellness Travels was much better – half the price, experienced surgeon, all-included care. Also, their main concern was my safety, hence this was another reason to choose them.
You can see her video review on our Youtube or under Reviews tab.
Dr Donatas Senkanec
Surgeon with over 15 years of work experience. Specialization - hip, knee and shoulder replacement surgery (primary and revisional). During his career, he performed more than 1000 joint replacement surgeries.
Dr Linas Zeniauskas
Surgeon with over 10 years of work experience. Specialization - hip and knee replacement surgery (primary and revisional). Performs 250 surgeries per year.Read more
Dr Povilas Čėsna
Surgeon with over 10 years of work experience. Specialization - hip and knee replacement surgery (primary and revisional). Performs 170-220 surgeries per year. Also consults and treats patients after long bone fractures, in case of pain and disorders after injuries or surgeries.Read more
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