Private Hospital “Kardiolita”

Hip Resurfacing vs Hip Replacement Abroad: Patient Options for Orthopaedic Surgery Abroad

Hip resurfacing, as an option for orthopaedic surgery, has been around for at least a decade, and is still being enquired about by patients. However, this option is not very popular and well known by patients, and therefore, even if it may sound as an attractive one for some, is rarely considered as a better option compared to hip replacement surgery.


Vilnius, Lithuania -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/04/2015 -- Total hip replacement is a proven and effective technique that results in excellent pain relief and function in most patients for many years. Hip resurfacing, on the other hand, has been advertised in a way that made patients believe it might be simpler or better in some way. Many younger patients tend to believe that hip resurfacing is the best option for them because of their young age – making it seem that if they have the resurfacing surgery first, they could have the replacement surgery done later. However, the procedure to do a hip resurfacing actually is more complex and the dissection much more extensive than with total hip replacement surgery.

Hip Resurfacing VW Hip Replacement Abroad: Patient Options

However, due to poor results, many well experienced surgeons in Europe refuse to perform hip resurfacing surgery and go for hip replacement instead. An excellent alternative for hip resurfacing is to do a hip replacement with a short joint – the results are great and the surgery is very effective.

"We believe in doing what's best for the patient according to doctors who have decades of experience, not what the patient thinks he would like to have done. Hip resurfacing seems to be the trendy option for younger patients and athletes. We do not really need to try to convince patients to go for a hip replacement surgery instead of a hip resurfacing surgery - once they speak with the surgeon and see why one is better than the other, they understand and change their mind right there." – says Andrius Jonutis, General Deputy Manager at Kardiolita private general hospital in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Orthopaedic surgeons at Kardiolita private general hospital in Vilnius, Lithuania, perform hip replacement surgeries daily, and the waiting times to book the dates for a surgery are usually less than 7 days. Lithuania is #2 in the world for the lowest number of complications after orthopaedic surgeries.

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About Kardiolita
Kardiolita is the leading private general hospital in Lithuania, accredited by the JCI and working by the highest industry standards. Established in 1998,Kardiolita provides full range of medical services – from comprehensive diagnostics to various surgical treatments within many medical areas. Kardiolita employs 200+ highly qualified Lithuanian doctors with extensive international experience and treatment performance of more than 45+ medical areas. The hospital has long-term experience in treating international patients.

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Private Hospital "Kardiolita"
Phone: +44 (0) 203 290 0070
Laisves Av. 64a, Vilnius, Lithuania