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Limb prosthesis for the disabled

Limb prostheses for the disabled are the kind of prostheses that are designed to replace an amputated body part. Amputations are performed for a variety of reasons, including congenital or acquired disabilities (peripheral circulatory diseases, metabolic diseases (diabetes causes ulcers and gangrene), trauma, bone tumours, infections (bone diseases). Properly adapted limb prostheses partially and sometimes almost completely restore lost functions to patients, i.e. increase their opportunities to move, live and work independently, and accelerate the process of integration of the disabled into society.

The National Health Insurance Fund under the Ministry of Health reimburses the costs of the production and adjustment of prostheses for the hand, forearm, arm, lower leg, thigh and pelvis for the disabled after amputation of limbs from the Compulsory Health Insurance Fund. On average, about 1,200 disabled people are provided with limb prostheses per year.

Limb prostheses are prescribed by specialist doctors.

For more information (in Lithuanian), click here.

Do You have any questions? You can submit them to the health insurance funds by e-mail [email protected] or by general phone number (8 5) 232 2222, calling from abroad +370 5 232 2222.
Last updated: 11-01-2022