Knee replacement

About Kardiolita Hospital 

Kardiolita Hospital has garnered significant acclaim for its comprehensive range of orthopaedic surgical procedures, establishing itself as a premier destination for international patients. One of the most prominent procedures performed at the hospital is knee joint replacement surgery. The hospital attracts a substantial number of patients from overseas, often referred by their trusted acquaintances. Among the various treatments administered, knee and hip joint replacement surgery stands out as a particular forte of the institution.

Within the esteemed confines of Kardiolita Hospital, a team of exceptionally proficient and seasoned orthopaedic surgeons awaits. Many of these professionals boast an impressive track record of over 20 years in their expertise.

Their exceptional skills extend beyond the realm of hip replacements, as they have also achieved noteworthy success in performing knee surgeries. Countless individuals have experienced a renewed ability to walk without pain following their hip replacement surgeries at Kardiolita Hospital.

Refund from HSE

The hospital supports patients in acquiring the required documentation for medical costs incurred abroad to claim a refund through the HSE.

Choose Kardiolita Hospital in Ireland to skip the waiting list for your medical procedure and be eligible for a refund from HSE.

The quote we will provide to you specifically, will be all-inclusive and there will be no hidden fees. Here’s what’s included in the price:

  • Pre-operative tests
  • Surgeon consultation prior to the surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgeon visits and consultations after the surgery
  • Full medical care in the hospital
  • Hospital stay with 5 daily meals. All patients having orthopedic surgeries stay in specially equipped wards
  • All needed medications while in the hospital
  • Medical Manager to assist at all times
  • Help with organizing the trip

Preparation for the surgery

Preceding the surgical procedure, the patient must undergo a comprehensive set of examinations, including blood tests, knee X-rays, and other relevant tests. These tests enable the operating surgeon to assess the intricacy of the surgery and determine the most suitable approach. In the case of individuals opting for knee replacement surgery abroad, it is imperative to carefully review their medical reports and historical data beforehand to ensure the surgery's feasibility.

Individuals with excess weight should consider losing some pounds before the surgical intervention, as recommended by the operating surgeon.

To optimize the outcome and minimize potential risks, it is crucial to refrain from consuming aspirin or other pharmaceuticals that possess blood-thinning properties, starting at least two weeks before the surgery. Additionally, it is essential to avoid substances such as flaxseed, vitamin E, fish oil, green tea, chia seeds, primrose oil, ginger, and garlic, as they may increase the risk of bleeding.

Smoking cessation is strongly recommended at least two weeks before the surgery to attain the best possible results. Nicotine has a detrimental impact on blood flow, can impede the recovery process, and contribute to post-surgical complications.

Patients may receive a prescribed set of exercises to stretch and strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee joint, facilitating a swifter recovery following the surgery.

Patients may be advised to use specific medications or supplements, such as iron supplements, to expedite recovery.


At Kardiolita Hospital, we use only the newest knee implants of 4th generation that have been approved worldwide and are being used at the world’s best hospitals. Implant price is from 3000 euro. 


The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Knee replacement surgery, depending on complexity, takes about 2 hours. It is recommended to stay in the hospital for 6 nights after the surgery.


  • Most patients are able to stand and walk with assistance on the first day after the surgery.
  • It is recommended to move your foot and ankle in order to prevent swelling and activate blood flow.
  • Recommended exercises and activity are shown to the patient for easier recovery.
  • Pain medicine may need to be taken for 7-10 days after the surgery.


A customized rehabilitation program is strongly advised for optimal recovery following knee replacement surgery. Patients are presented with the choice of receiving rehabilitation services either in their home country or at the esteemed Kardiolita Hospital. We highly recommend 10-14 days for the comprehensive rehabilitation program.

Posibble complications 

Lithuania is known as #2 country in the world for the lowest number of complications after orthopaedic surgeries. Although our patients rarely ever face any complications at all, possible complications after knee replacement surgery include:

  • Blood clots in the leg
  • Infection
  • Nerve or other tissue damage
  • Bone fracture
  • Haematoma


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