When your hip joint is damaged by injury, osteoarthritis, or age, pain can be severe and the ability to walk and enjoy life can be limited.
Hip replacement surgery performed by the board-certified surgeons at Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin can restore your quality of life.
How can a total hip replacement performed by our extensively trained Austin, TX, surgeons give you back your mobility and eliminate pain?
Advanced Surgery to Replace Your Hip Joint
Why Choose Us for Hip Surgery
Our hip specialists are some of the most talented orthopedic surgeons in the country, let alone Texas. They all passed rigorous certification exams and have undergone years of specialized education and training that other surgeons have not.
Hip Surgery Experience
While other orthopedic practices have general surgeons who may do a few hip procedures a year, our skilled hip specialists often perform multiple hip replacement surgeries every week.
Conservative Outpatient Procedure
Your total hip replacement will be done as an outpatient procedure at our Austin, TX, practice using minimally invasive techniques and incisions that reduce scarring. As a result, the need for general anesthesia, risk of major blood loss, and trauma to hip muscle and tissues are decreased.
Our cutting-edge techniques allow patients to go home for rest and rehabilitation instead of having to stay in a hospital.
Our practice features the latest diagnostic and arthroscopic surgical technologies in the field of orthopedics, including robot-assisted procedures.
"Dr. Catlett is fantastic. He helped my Mother regain mobility with hip surgery..."
Dr. Catlett took the time to explain the process of hip replacement and the robotics used He made my daughter and I very comfortable and confident with the procedure my daughter and granddaughter also will be having surgeries by these drs I would recommend them to anyoneView on Google
Dr. Catlett is fantastic. Helped my Mother regain mobility by doing her desperately needed hip replacement surgery that other doctors told her would have to wait till she lost weight. He got her approved through her insurance and made it happen in less than a month....He is absolutely wonderful as a Surgeon and person!!View on Google
Recovery after Hip Surgery
- You will be given specific instructions regarding home wound care and physical therapy exercises to get yourself moving as soon as possible.
- It is important to create safe, wide open spaces in your home prior to surgery to accommodate the use of a walker or crutches.
- Clean the incision site and change your bandages as directed. Ice packs and compression stockings can reduce swelling.
- Take any prescribed medications for pain or to fight infection as recommended by your surgeon.
- Most importantly, stay active. Walk as soon as you feel able, even just for short periods. This is the best way to improve muscle tone and flexibility. Try low-impact activities like bicycling and swimming if possible.
- For most patients, full recovery should take around six to eight weeks, but it is best to avoid high-impact activities like running, basketball, and tennis for a longer period of time.
- For more information, check out our blog post on the topic.