Orthopaedic surgery

Orthopaedic surgery in Lithuania
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About Lithuania

Lithuania is rapidly becoming a top destination for medical tourism securing its place on the health travel map. It has long been known for the exceptional medical training quality, top universities producing highly skilled surgeons who constantly improve their expertise abroad, participating in various trainings, conferences and workshops in Sweden, Norway, the USA, Denmark, Germany and many other leading countries.

Orthopaedic surgery

Across the world millions of people have problems that affect musculoskeletal system. People are living longer and longer, that is why such diseases as arthritis and osteoporosis have great effect on costs of healthcare and quality of life.

Orthopaedic surgery seeks and tries to fix problems that occur in the skeleton and its attachments, the ligaments and tendons. It may also involve some disorders of the nervous system that appear because of the damage of the spinal column. These disorders can appear at birth, as the result of injury or through aging.

Orthopaedic consists of two Greek words, ortho, meaning straight, and pais, meaning child. At the beginning, orthopaedic doctors cured skeletal deformities in children using staples to straighten the child's spinal column and bones. With the progress of anaesthesia and the consideration of the importance of aseptic technique in operations, orthopaedic doctors expanded their role to perform surgeries including bones and associated nerves and connective tissue.

Many orthopaedic surgeons specialize in general practice, while some surgeons specialize in one particular part of orthopaedic such as arm operations, joint replacements or injuries of the spinal column. Orthopaedists cure both acute and chronic diseases.

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Orthopaedic procedures

The scope of treatments done by orthopaedists is wide. They involve surgeries such as:

  • Arthroscopy – a surgery using special tools and equipment to determine, diagnose and cure diseases inside a joint.
  • Fusion – a "unifying" procedure by which bones are connected together with bone transplants and internal gadgets (such as metal shanks) to cure those into a single solid bone.
  • Internal Fixation – a procedure to hold the broken parts of bone in a right position with metal plates, pins or bolts while the bone is recovering.
  • Joint Replacement (partial, total and revision) – when an arthritic or worn out joint is eliminated and replaced with a synthetic joint called prosthesis.
  • Osteotomy – the treatment of the bone deformity by dissecting and repositioning the bone.
  • Soft tissue repair – the treatment of soft tissue, such as the tatter of tendons or ligaments.

Orthopaedic procedures can be carried out under local, regional, or general anaesthesia.

Before orthopaedic surgrey

Before any surgery, patients take a number of tests to determine the most effective treatment. Examination may involve blood tests, urine tests, electrocardiogram, X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), myelograms, diagnostic arthroplasty. The orthopaedist will get to know the history of the disorder and cure that has been tried before.

Recovery and aftercare

Rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgeries may demand long period of time. Rehabilitation is normally physically and mentally challenging. Orthopaedic doctors will work together with physical therapists to make sure that patients get the cure that will improve the diapason of motions and restoring functions of all the other influenced body parts.

Risks

As with any invasive procedure, there is always the risk of effusive bleeding, allergic reaction to aesthesia and infection. Risks particularly associated with orthopaedic procedures include inflammation in the area where synthetic materials (pins, prostheses or wires) are introduced into the organism, infection as the result of the procedure and injury of nerves or spinal column. Abnormal results after orthopaedic procedure can also involve permanent pain, edema, redness, drainage or bleeding in the surgical region, surgical wound infection leading to a slow recovery and imperfect restoration of a pre-surgical function.

Results

Each year thousands of patients successfully recover after the orthopaedic surgery. The rate of success depends on a patient's age and general health, the disorder being cured and a patient's wish to follow with therapy after the orthopaedic procedure.

Procedures performed in our clinic:

Knee Surgery:
•    Total knee replacement
•    Anterior cruciate ligament
•    Knee articular cartilage repair
•    Meniscus repair
•    Meniscus replacement

Foot & Ankle Surgery:
•    Hallux Valgus (Bunion)
•    Achilles tendon surgery
•    Total ankle replacement
•    Ankle fusion
•    Ankle fracture
•    Ankle impingement

Hand & Wrist Surgery:
•    Carpal tunnel surgery
•    Wrist fracture
•    During Dupuytren

Shoulder Surgery:
•    Rotator cuff tear surgery
•    Shoulder fracture
•    Bankart procedure
•    Mumford procedure

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