Orthopaedics

Dr. Aurimas Å irka

Orthopaedic surgeon Aurimas Å irka, MD, PhD

 

Specialization:

Joint and Knee Surgery (Primary and Revision Total Joint Replacement Surgery), Unilateral/Partial Knee Replacement Surgery, Diagnosis and Treatment of Implant-Related Infections.

 

Education & Qualification

  • Sep 2005 – Jun 2011 Medical doctor qualification, integrated studies, Master’s degree
  • Aug 2011 – Jun 2016 Lithuanian University of Health Science, Kaunas Orthopaedist and traumatologist – Licence number MPL-21108 (Residency)
  • Sep 2016 – Jun 2021 Lithuanian University of Health Science Kaunas Clinics, Kaunas Doctor of Medical Sciences, PhD degree Lithuanian University of Health Science, Kaunas

 

Employment

  • Aug 2016 – Present Orthopedic trauma surgeon, Lithuanian University of Health Science Kaunas Hospital, Kaunas
  • Sep 2016 – Present Lecturer, Lithuanian University of Health Science, Kaunas
  • May 2024 – Present Orthopedic trauma surgeon, Gijos Klinikos

 

Courses

  • ASI hip approach, Zimmer Biomet Masterclass course, Austria. Mar 2021
  • ASI approach, Ceraver Academy, France. Sep 2021
  • Microport Masterclass course Germany, Medial-Pivot Evolution and Anteriorpath. Mar 2022
  • Smith&Nephew Cadaver course, REDAPT hip revision system, United Kingdom Oct 2022
  • AAOS Annual Meeting 2023 Las Vegas, USA Mar 2023
  • CCJR Annual Meeting 2023, Orlando, USA Dec 2023
  • MicroPort Orthopedics – HCP/OR Instructor (Present)
  • Jonhson&Jonhson Institute – Primary and revision hip/knee surgeries – HCP/OR Instructor (Present)

 

The surgeon speaks fluent English and Russian.

Extracurricular activities

  • Foxtrot Study, sub-investigator May 2017 – Sep 2018 Kaunas
  • SELK2-00005 study, sub-investigator Mar 2019 – Dec 2019 Kaunas
  • ANT-005 MAA868 study, subinvestigator Feb 2020 – Feb 2021 Kaunas
  • R9933-DVT-2230 study, sub-investigator Sep 2023 – Present

 

References

  • Å irka, Aurimas; Clauss, Martin; Tarasevičius, Å arÅ«nas; Wingstrand,
    Hans; Stučinskas, Justinas; Robertsson, Otto; Ochsner, Peter Emil;
    Ilchmann, Thomas. Excellent long-term results of the Müller
    acetabular reinforcement ring in primary total hip arthroplasty: a
    prospective study on radiology and survival of 321 hips with a mean
    follow-up of 11 years // Acta Orthopaedica. London: Informa
    ISSN 1745-3674. 2016, vol. 87, no. 2, p. 100-105.
  • Raina DB, Sirka A, Qayoom I, Teotia AK, Liu Y, Tarasevicius S, Tanner KE,
    Isaksson H, Kumar A, Tägil M, Lidgren L. Long Term Response to a
    Bioactive Biphasic Biomaterial in the Femoral Neck of Osteoporotic
    Tissue Eng Part A. 2020 Apr 3. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2020.0018. PMID:
    32242474.
  • Sezgin EA, MarkevičiÅ«tė V, Å irka A, Tarasevičius Å , Raina DB, Isaksson H,
    Tägil M, Lidgren L. Combined fracture and mortality risk evaluation for
    stratifying treatment in hip fracture patients: A feasibility study. Jt Dis
    Relat Surg. 2020 Apr 11:ehc.2020.73458. doi: 10.5606/ehc.2020.73458.
    PMID: 32315279
  • Kok J, Å irka A, Grassi L, Raina DB, Tarasevičius Å , Tägil M, Lidgren L,
    Isaksson H. Fracture strength of the proximal femur injected with a
    calcium sulfate/hydroxyapatite bone substitute. Clin Biomech (
    Bristol, Avon). 2019 Mar;63:172-178. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2019.03.008.
    Epub 2019 Mar 13
  • Å irka A, Raina DB, Isaksson H, Tanner KE, Smailys A, Kumar A,
    Tarasevičius Š, Tägil M, Lidgren L. Calcium Sulphate/Hydroxyapatite
    Carrier for Bone Formation in the Femoral Neck of Osteoporotic Rats.
    Tissue Eng Part A. 2018 Jul 16. doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2018.0075.
  • Qayoom, D. B. Raina, A. Å irka, Å . Tarasevičius, M. Tägil, A. Kumar, L.
    Lidgren. Anabolic and antiresorptive actions of locally delivered
    bisphosphonates for bone repair. A review. Bone&Joint Research, 2018
    Oct 3, https://doi.org/10.1302/2046-3758.710.BJR-2018-0015.R2
  • Stučinskas, Justinas; Robertsson, Otto; Å irka, Aurimas; Lebedev, Aleksej;
    Wingstrand, Hans; Tarasevičius, Šarūnas. Moderate varus/valgus
    malalignment after total knee arthroplasty has little effect on knee
    function or muscle strength // Acta Orthopaedica. London: Informa
    ISSN 1745-3674. 2015, vol. 86, no. 6, p. 728-733.

 

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