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The main causes of bunion are:
- Uncomfortable shoes (narrow, pointed toe box)
- Arthritis or polio
- Causes significant pain
- Continues to deform
- Has an impact to everyday activities
Usual bunions can be treated without surgery. However, if that does not help, surgery can relieve the pain, correct the deformity and help you get back to your everyday activities.
If you choose Wellness Travels, bunion surgery will be done in Lithuania at best possible price and no waiting time at all. You can schedule the procedure whenever it is convenient for you. After the surgery extensive rehabilitation must be performed. You can order to have it in Lithuania as well, which is much cheaper than in US, Scandinavia, UK, or the Netherlands. You will be looked after for as long as you need in high quality rehabilitation centers in Lithuania. All the care is strictly regulated by the European Union, so you will definitely be in good hands.
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There are many different methods for bunion surgery, which depends on the severity of the bunion, the state of blood vessels and nerves of your foot, the shape of the foot and your expectations after recovery. The surgeon will decide on the best possible method for you. During the surgery the big toe is restored to its normal position and the balance of the joint is restored. The surgery will reduce the pain and make walking easier, but it will not make the foot feel completely healthy.
Rehabilitation after Bunion Surgery
Just after the surgery a splint is used to make the foot stable. In the first few weeks you will also have to avoid putting weight on your foot. Then, after the pain will go down, rehabilitation program of physical therapy must be taken on to make the healing better. This should last for as long as it is necessary and may take up to half a year as well.
As in any other surgical procedure there are certain risks involved:
- Deformity recurrence
- Avascular necrosis
- Failure of the bones to heal
- Ongoing pain
You will be guided through all the possible complications during your free online consultation and prior the surgery in Lithuania.
The standard price of bunion surgery is € 1500 – 1700 / £1290-1470 / $1980-2250. However it may vary from patient to patient due to different methods that might be needed.
Bunion surgery price includes:
- 24/7 personal assistance during the stay
- Transportation from the airport to hotel / clinic
- Doctor consultations and assistance at all times
- Necessary health tests
- Implant, anesthesia and the surgery
- Up to 3 days of hospitalization with 3 meals per day
- Preparation of all medical documents
If you prefer having rehabilitation here in Lithuania, you can order it as well (additional costs). Regarding travel expenses, round-trip flights to Lithuania from US are usually around 800 USD, from Europe – 100 EUR. Accommodation is 40 USD / 30 EUR per night.
Therefore, all-inclusive surgery is usually around 3100 USD for US citizens / 2100 EUR for people from Europe. You will get to know all the exact prices during your free online consultation with the orthopedic doctor that will look to your exact case. You will have all the information before you make your decision to take the trip or not or pay any deposits.