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Hand, Wrist & Elbow Specialists

Personalized Treatment Options

Conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis can restrict mobility in your hands, wrists, and arms and keep you from many activities. At Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin, our orthopedic surgeons can help you find lasting relief.

Whether you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, broken bones, arthritis, or trigger finger, we have a procedure for you. Our treatment options range from minimally invasive, non-surgical therapies to surgical intervention. If your musculoskeletal issue lies in another part of the body, we can direct you to a corresponding specialist on our team.

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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.

Surgery Options

Our orthopedic specialists treat simple and complex disorders of the upper extremities. In addition to preventive measures, medication, and therapy, the doctor rounds out our services by providing a range of treatments and hand, wrist, and elbow surgery for Austin patients, including:

  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Congenital and pediatric hand surgery
  • Complex reconstruction and joint replacement
  • Rheumatic disease of the hand and wrist, such as rheumatoid arthritis
  • Athletic injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow
  • Complex traumatic injuries to the upper extremity

Your Complaints Are Very Common

Below are the number of Americans who visited the doctor for musculoskeletal symptoms and complaints in 2010.

7,180,372
Hand & Finger 

3,400,397
Wrist

2,066,893
Elbow

Other Common Conditions We Treat

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Elbow Bursitis

If the bursa is inflamed from trauma, prolonged pressure, or infection, the skin may not be able to move freely over the underlying elbow bone. Surgery is needed when medication proves ineffective.

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Forearm Fractures in Children

A broken forearm is extremely painful, and yields the appearance of a bent arm. Fortunately, a child's bones heal quickly with the help of prompt medical treatment, such as a cast, splint, or alignment surgery.

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Ganglion Cysts

This is the most common mass found on the hand or wrist. These are fluid-filled sacs that arise from irritated tendon sheaths or joint linings. They commonly will resolve on their own or wax and wane in size, so surgery is rarely required.

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Radial Head Fractures

This refers to a break in the small bone, or radius, located in the forearm. Depending on the degree or type of fracture, surgery may be needed.

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Wrist Arthritis

Wrist Arthritis The two main types of wrist arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. This condition involves swelling and limited strength and motion, making it difficult to perform many tasks. If medicine is ineffective, surgery may be required.

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Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

The ulnar nerve, one of three main nerves in the arm, may become compressed. It is usually called the funny bone; entrapment usually occurs behind the elbow. Anti-inflammatory medicine or steroid injections are recommended, but surgery is sometimes needed.

Dr. Josey is not only super smart (he found a bulging disc that two other ortho surgeons missed), but he has a great bedside manner. His personability and the fact that he doesn’t seem “cut happy” is a rarity in the orthopedic... Dr. Josey is not only super smart (he found a bulging disc that two other ortho surgeons missed), but he has a great bedside manner. His personability and the fact that he doesn’t seem “cut happy” is a rarity in the orthopedic field. He took his time with me and made me feel like he actually cared. I highly recommend Dr. Josey!

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Really helpful, and knowledgeable. Dr came up with the right solution for me. I’m glad to have him as my foot specialist. Office staff and nurse both courteous and open.

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I have had over a dozen sports surgeries but no doctor has come close to being as knowledgeable, responsive and kind as Dr Seade. He has completed two shoulder surgeries for me and they have been such an amazing success. The entire team... I have had over a dozen sports surgeries but no doctor has come close to being as knowledgeable, responsive and kind as Dr Seade. He has completed two shoulder surgeries for me and they have been such an amazing success. The entire team from his PA to the medical assistant and the front office are amazing.

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I see 4 doctors at Orthopaedic Specialist of Austin. They are all very thorough in providing me with medical help. They are conversive and explain service they are providing. In addition, they are cordial, friendly, and easy to talk... I see 4 doctors at Orthopaedic Specialist of Austin. They are all very thorough in providing me with medical help. They are conversive and explain service they are providing. In addition, they are cordial, friendly, and easy to talk with about what is needed to resolve your health issue. I trust these doctors and highly recommend them. My wife is also a patient at this practice.

Patient

Everyone is so nice and helpful via phone or in person. Dr Catlett is amazing and answers ALL of your questions and did a great job with my knee revision! I highly recommend this practice.

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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... 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 anyone

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Dr. Seade was the BEST!! Also his PA is awesome! I had total reverse replacement on my right (dominate) shoulder. I had a setback but Dr. Seade fixed it quick.

Patient

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... 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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Even though the office is pretty darn busy, Dr. Ebert and his team are very attentive... And Dr. Ebert is an expert in the field. He was not pushy at all with surgery and explained the options I had prior to getting the surgery...... Even though the office is pretty darn busy, Dr. Ebert and his team are very attentive... And Dr. Ebert is an expert in the field. He was not pushy at all with surgery and explained the options I had prior to getting the surgery... I’ve been extremely happy with their care and knowledge. I come from a family of docs myself so I’m pretty picky and a high maintenance patient :) so trust me when I say Dr. Ebert and his specific team are great.

Patient

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

Patient

I have been seeing Dr. Catlett at Orthopedic Specialist of Austin and he goes the extra mile, calls me at home just to check on my progress. Excellent service from from member of the staff.

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I've had 2 surgeries 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.

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