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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...

What Sets Us Apart For Orthopedic 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 patients in the Austin, TX, area 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.

Move Freely Again Request a Consultation

You don't have to live with knee pain. To speak with one of our doctors about orthopedic surgery, send a message to one of our offices in the greater Austin, TX, area or give us a call.

 

"A great experience." 5-Star Reviews From Austin, TX, Patients

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Richard Penn

2020

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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

2019

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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 or total knee replacement surgery may be the best option to restore your health.

Osteoarthritis

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

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.  

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Did You Know? Knee Problems are Incredibly Common

In fact, according to the American Orthopaedic Association:

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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. 

(512) 476-2830

Anxious About Knee Surgery?

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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. E. Matthew Heinrich

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.

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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 knee replacements, computer navigation, and robotic-assisted hip and knee replacements.  

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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:

(512) 476-2830

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We're excited to welcome you to the Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin family.

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

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Tom loftus

2020

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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

2020

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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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We Take A Conservative Approach to Orthopedic Surgery

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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

Arthroscopic surgery leaves very little scarring, yet another reason why we will always aim to correct your knee concern with this minimally invasive technique instead of knee replacement surgery. Our doctors are highly trained in arthroscopic techniques and commonly use them in the following ways:

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.

ACL Reconstruction 

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.

Tissue Removal

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.

Cartilage Trimming

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.

Fragment Removal

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.

Kneecap Treatment

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.

Infection Treatment

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. 

Patients Around the Austin Area Recommend Our Specialist Doctors

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Tom Kamrath

2019

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Excellent doctors and staff. Very responsive and knowledgeable from intro appointments throughout my experiences.

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Carol Concha

2019

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Very polite, efficient office. Surgery went very well. Great doctors!!

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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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715 Discovery Blvd
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Cedar Park, TX 78613

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