When your hip is damaged by injury, osteoarthritis, or age, the pain can be severe and your ability to walk and enjoy life can be limited.
Hip replacement surgery at Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin can help you once again perform your daily activities and exercises pain-free.
Our board-certified doctors in Austin, TX, can give you back your mobility, eliminate your pain, and restore your quality of life.
Advanced Surgery to Replace Your Hip Joint
Meet Our Hip Replacement Specialists Experienced Surgeons For Your Joint Replacement
David Dodgin, M.D.
Dr. Dodgin is our hip and knee replacement specialist. He uses the latest in computer and robotic technology to perform replacement surgery on the hip. Since 2004, his national teaching programs have helped other surgeons learn about anterior hip replacement surgery.
Gregory E. Catlett Jr., M.D.
Dr. Catlett is our adult hip and knee reconstruction specialist. He focuses on primary, complex primary, and revision arthroplasty. He also performs an anterior muscle-sparing approach to hip surgery.
E. Matthew Heinrich, M.D.
Dr. Heinrich specializes in total joint replacement. He uses minimally invasive techniques that yield effective results with a rapid recovery. He can also perform mini-incision hip and unicondylar knee replacements.
Our Doctors Are at the Forefront of Hip and Knee Surgery Research
Drs. Heinrich and Dodgin collaborated to found the Texas Institute for Hip & Knee Surgery (TIHKS), a modern research institution focused on creating more effective treatments and replacement solutions for patients experiencing painful knee and hip problems. Being deeply involved in the orthopedic research world allows our doctors to supply you with the most up-to-date information and treatments for your unique needs.
To request a consultation and meet with one of our hip specialists at our Austin, Cedar Park, or Lakeway office, contact us online or call us today:
"I would recommend them to anyone." Our Patients Leave Glowing Reviews
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
Do Arthritis Patients Need Hip Replacement?
Our orthopedic specialists always strive to provide the most conservative treatments possible.
Why Patients Trust 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 at our Austin, TX, practice will be done as an outpatient procedure 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.
Don't Let Hip Pain Slow You Down Request a Hip Surgery Consultation Today
Living with severe hip pain can seriously affect your quality of life. A total hip replacement by one of our board-certified specialists can restore your mobility and ability to perform daily tasks with comfort and ease.
A hip replacement is a major surgery, and you want to be sure you choose a trusted orthopedic surgeon to perform the procedure. At Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin, our hip replacement specialists are some of the few surgeons in Texas who use a minimally invasive technique to shorten recovery time and minimize postoperative pain. This means you can get back to doing what you love as quickly as possible.
Contact our Austin, TX, practice to request your consultation and learn more about how we perform minimally invasive hip replacements.
Helping the People of Austin, TX Restore Their Mobility
I've ha2surgeries Dr. Ebert - foot and ankle, and Dr. Catlett for hip replacement. Both great doctors and great surgeons. Very happy I went to them for those problems.View on Google
Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin were great. I had a total left hip replacement. My team, Dr. Heinrich, Frank and Kim were all wonderful. I had lots of questions, which they patiently answered. I am 2 weeks from surgery - walking outside, driving and using a cane only. Life is good due to them! Also a shout out to Capital Home Health for physical therapy.View on Google
What To Expect During a Hip Replacement
By undergoing hip replacement surgery from a board-certified specialist, you can enjoy improved comfort and mobility for more than 20 years.
Total Hip Replacement Recovery
Keep Your Incisions Clean
It is important to keep the incision site clean and to change your bandages as directed to prevent infection.
Manage Your Swelling
Ice packs and compression stockings can be used to reduce your swelling.
Take Prescribed Medication
Your doctor may prescribe you medications to reduce your pain or to fight infection. It is important to take these medications only as directed.
Walk as soon as you feel able, even just for short periods. This is the best way to improve muscle tone and flexibility. Once your doctor determines you are ready, try low-impact activities like bicycling and swimming.
Avoid High-Impact Activities
For most patients, full recovery after hip replacement surgery should take six to eight weeks, but it is best to avoid high-impact activities like running, basketball, and tennis for a longer period of time. Your doctor and physical therapist will let you know when resuming those types of activities are safe.
Patients in the Austin Area Wouldn't Go Anywhere Else
I'm a week and a half into my recovery from my total hip replacement. I am so excited to be pain free after years of debilitating hip pain. Dr. Heinrich and his team have been outstanding to work with. I just wish I had come to him earlier! I could have saved myself almost two years of terrible pain. The surgery center, pre-op education, and post-op experience has been fantastic. Was up and walking the afternoon of my procedure. Was in less pain in the days after my surgery than I was when I went into the surgery center. Amazing!View on Facebook
Dr. Heinrich listened and had more imaging done and was able to determine that I needed a replacement Over a year and half later I am doing amazing and love this practice enough to refer my husband who hurt his leg and knee. Dr. Catlett is great and getting you in asap and addressing concerns and making sure that you are taken care of! I would not go anywhere else for my ortho needs.View on Google