Looking for total hip replacement abroad?

Pain around the hip or groin area can be one of the major indicators that there may be an underlying problem with your hip joint.

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Hip replacement abroad

  • 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 / £5,772 (see the exact price table below)

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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 gastric sleeve 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 insured by a sum of €50,000. The cover is against injury as a result of medical services.

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 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 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.

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)

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  • 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 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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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)

€ 6650

Package deal with 7 days rehabilitation

€ 7500

Package deal with 14 days rehabilitation

€ 8400

Knee replacement surgery (implants included)

€ 6650

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.

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    IMPORTANT NEWS:New regulations were approved for people traveling to Lithuania from foreign countries (incl. Ireland 🇮🇪, The Netherlands 🇳🇱, Denmark 🇩🇰, UK 🇬🇧, Sweden se) . From now on, everyone have to represent negative Covid PRC test and isolate during all your stay. Surgery can performed during isolation period. Learn more here or contact us. Most importantly, stay safe & healthy 💙