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...
What Sets Us Apart For Orthopedic Surgery
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.
Our patients in the Austin, TX, area consistently give our esteemed surgeons excellent reviews after knee surgery improved their quality of life.
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.
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.
"A great experience." 5-Star Reviews From Austin, TX, Patients
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.View on Google
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!View on Google
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 or 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 when they rub together.
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
In a healthy knee joint, cartilage provides a barrier so that no friction is created as you walk, run, and bend your knee. In patients with arthritis, this barrier is broken down, causing painful symptoms. Total knee replacement may be necessary to relieve pain and discomfort.
Did You Know? Knee Problems are Incredibly Common
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 request 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.
Anxious About Knee Surgery?
You can relax while in our care. Our Austin, Cedar Lake, and Lakeway surgical centers are fully equipped to provide safe, effective local and general anesthesia options. Your comfort is our priority, and we can help you feel calm and comfortable during your procedure.
Meet Our Knee and Hip Doctors
Dr. Heinrich is a board-certified total joint replacement specialist who focuses on resolving serious joint issues. Dr. Heinrich specializes in mini-incision hip and unicondylar (partial) knee replacement techniques.
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.
Dr. Catlett is our other board-certified orthopedic hip and knee specialist. He specializes in unicondylar knee replacements, computer navigation, and robotic-assisted hip and knee replacements.
Receive the Specialized Care You Need Request a Consultation at Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin
The anatomy of the knees, elbows, and hands are vastly different, so why choose a general orthopedic doctor to perform such highly specific joint surgeries? At Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin, we have a large staff of specialist doctors so we can treat your specific condition with a trained eye.
All of our doctors are board certified and trusted by patients in Austin, Cedar Park, and Lakeway, TX, to heal a variety of orthopedic conditions. To start your road to recovery, contact one of our Austin area offices:
Knee Surgery Patients Give Our Practice 5 Stars "Very successful surgery and quick recovery time."
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.View on Google
Right knee replacement by dr Catlett. Excellent experience and much improved capabilities with my right knee. Would highly recommend Dr. Catlett.View on Google
We Take A Conservative Approach to Orthopedic Surgery
Our doctors are focused on fixing your knee concerns through the most minimally invasive techniques possible. We will always start with noninvasive techniques and explore more conservative treatments before recommending a knee replacement procedure.
Common Reasons For Arthroscopic Surgery
Cartilage Removal or Repair
The meniscus is a cartilage pad in your knee that helps cushion your knee joint. If you have a torn meniscus, your doctor will remove or repair it, depending on the degree of damage.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important structure involved in knee stabilization. If you've torn your ACL, our doctors can reconstruct the ligament through arthroscopic surgery and use tissue from a donor or your own body to rebuild it.
If the synovial (connective) tissue in your knee becomes inflamed, we can help. This type of inflammation is often caused by an autoimmune disorder that produces autoantibodies that attack your body's tissue rather than protect it. We may recommend anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections, or a synovectomy to remove the inflamed tissue.
Articular cartilage injuries often happen from large impacts to the joint or repetitive smaller impacts, particularly in sports. Trimming this cartilage can help us heal your knee.
In the case of a bad break, our doctors may need to use arthroscopic surgery to remove loose fragments of bone or cartilage left in the knee.
If a break or fracture is small, patients can typically heal from a kneecap problem without surgery. However, if we need to perform surgery, we will try to use arthroscopic techniques.
Bacterial infections can spread to your knee from another part of your body and cause septic arthritis. Our doctors can use arthroscopic surgery to remove the infection.
What Will Recovery Be Like?
- Your recovery time and postoperative care instructions will vary depending on your procedure. Your doctor will go over every step of your postoperative care plan 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.