Knee Surgery

Are you experiencing knee pain or reduced mobility due to injury or arthritis? Knee surgery can help.

The board-certified surgeons of Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin in Austin, TX, are among the top knee surgery experts in the country.

Our fellowship-trained surgeons use conservative, cutting-edge knee surgery procedures to get you moving again...

Why Choose Us for Knee Surgery?

Board-Certified Surgeons

Certification means our knee surgeons each passed an in-depth exam given by a board of renowned doctors and have years of specialized training and education that many other surgeons do not. 

Patient Satisfaction

Our Austin, TX-area patients consistently give our esteemed surgeons excellent reviews after knee surgery improved their quality of life.

Conservative Treatment

Our doctors focus on performing conservative, minimally invasive arthroscopic treatment, which can make recovery easier and faster. This kind of procedure results in very little scarring.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Our doctors use the most advanced diagnostic, arthroscopic, and robotic-assisted surgical tools to provide patients with world-class orthopedic care.

Accessibility for All

Our Austin, Cedar Park, and Lakeway, TX, locations are specifically designed to accommodate patients with limited mobility.

Experienced Knee Specialists

General surgeons at other local orthopedic practices may only do a couple of knee surgeries a year. Our knee surgery specialists perform several every week.

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You don't have to live with knee pain. Send a message to one of our offices in the greater Austin, TX, area or give us a call:

(512) 476-2830

"You cannot find a better doctor for knee replacement." 5-Star Reviews From Austin, TX, Patients


Richard Penn


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Dr. Gregory Catlett is the best hands down. You cannot find a better doctor for knee replacement. This doctor is a polished professional that can do what he says that he can do. You will not go wrong with Doctor Catlett. He is the best by far.

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Maureen Marcum


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At my first visit, I found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. I didn't wait long to see the doctor. He gave me a lot of helpful information that I wasn't told before my by last doctor. A great experience!

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Common Knee Joint Conditions Treated with Knee Reconstruction and Knee Replacement Surgery

Knee pain and immobility can result from various conditions, accidents, and genetic traits. No matter your age, if you have knee pain and one of the following conditions, knee reconstruction and total knee replacement surgery may be the best option to restore your health.


Otherwise known as degenerative arthritis, osteoarthritis typically occurs in adults over 50. In most cases, osteoarthritis is naturally caused by the wear and tear of your knee cartilage over time. With this cartilage gone, your knee joint no longer has a cushion between your joints, causing pain from joints rubbing together. 

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is similar to osteoarthritis in symptoms but stems from a chronic inflammatory disorder. With rheumatoid arthritis, the body's immune system attacks the joints, causing damage to bones and cartilage. Both forms of arthritis may run in your family. 

Injury to the Knee

Joint dysfunction can result from an injury. This can cause the same degenerative effects as other forms of arthritis. Also, damage over time can result from knee fractures and torn cartilage or ligaments. Injury from sports is a common reason younger adults and children may need knee replacement surgery.

Take a Closer Look at Arthritis And How It Affects the Knee

With a healthy joint, cartilage provides a barrier between your joints so that no friction is created as you walk, run, and use your knee joints. In patients with arthritis, this barrier is broken down, causing painful symptoms. Total knee replacement may be necessary to relieve pain and discomfort.  

Osteoarthritis in knee

Anxious About Knee Surgery?


Relax. Our Austin, Cedar Lake, and Lakeway surgical centers are fully equipped to provide safe, effective local and general anesthesia options. Your comfort is our first priority, and we can help you feel calm and comfortable during your procedures. 

Did You Know? Knee Problems are Incredibly Common

In fact, according to the American Orthopaedic Association:

hip and knee replacement

Even if you don't need a total knee replacement, you shouldn't have to suffer from knee pain or mobility problems. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at one of our state-of-the-art orthopedic surgery centers in Austin, Cedar Park, and Lakeway, TX. Our elite knee surgeons specialize in knee replacement, knee joint preservation, cartilage transplants, ligament reconstruction, and more.

Meet Our Knee and Hip Doctors

Dr. E. Matthew Heinrich

Dr. Heinrich is a board-certified total joint replacement specialist who focuses on resolving serious joint issues. Techniques Dr. Heinrich specializes in are mini-incision hip and unicondylar knee replacements.

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Dr. David Dodgin

Dr. Dodgin is one of our two board-certified orthopedic surgeons specializing in hip and knee treatments. Dr. Dodgin uses advanced knee reconstruction techniques involving arthroscopic ACL reconstruction and cartilage transplantation. 

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Dr. Gregory E. Catlett Jr

Dr. Catlett is our other board-certified orthopedic hip and knee specialist. He specializes in unicondylar (partial) knee replacements, computer navigation, and robotic-assisted hip and knee replacements.  

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Knee Surgery Patients Give Our Practice 5 Stars "Very successful surgery and quick recovery time."


Tom loftus


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First class Great staff and professional service. I had knee replacement and was in and out in no time. Very successful surgery and quick recovery time.

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James Hoover


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Right knee replacement by dr Catlett. Excellent experience and much improved capabilities with my right knee. Would highly recommend Dr. Catlett.

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What Will Recovery Be Like?

  • Recovery time and post-operative care will vary depending on your procedure. Your doctor will go over every step of your post-operative care with you.
  • You should be able to get back to normal activities in a few weeks to a few months.
  • In extreme cases, full recovery may take a year.
  • Physical therapy guided by a referred practitioner will speed up the recovery process following knee replacement and other procedures. 
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Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin

At Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin, we have a team of board-certified specialists who can treat a wide range of conditions. Our specialists use the most advanced techniques to provide minimally invasive treatment options.

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (512) 476-2830 today.

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