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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. 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. 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... 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. His caring and compassion demeanor is so wonderful and refreshing.

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Had a reverse shoulder implant by Dr. Seade. Incredible! Back to work in 2 weeks, doing everything within a year. I would not go to anyone else. Amazing staff.

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It doesn’t get much better! The Austin soccer world loves him.

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They are very nice and efficient. And very helpful.

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Dr. Seade helped me with a shoulder injury. I highly recommend them!

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These guys are great! Dr. Dodgin has helped me with both knees with great outcomes. I had total knee replacement on 1 knee and have great results. Between doing PRE-OP exercises and being vigilant about post-op physical therapy, I am... These guys are great! Dr. Dodgin has helped me with both knees with great outcomes. I had total knee replacement on 1 knee and have great results. Between doing PRE-OP exercises and being vigilant about post-op physical therapy, I am WAY ahead of time for my recovery. Thanks Dr. Dodgin!!

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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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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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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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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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I just went through my 3rd spine surgery with Dr. Josey. I have a family history of back issues so unfortunately I’m a frequent flyer. You cannot find a more compassionate and knowledgeable doctor who is willing to spend the time it... I just went through my 3rd spine surgery with Dr. Josey. I have a family history of back issues so unfortunately I’m a frequent flyer. You cannot find a more compassionate and knowledgeable doctor who is willing to spend the time it takes to address any issues or concerns that arise.

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Doctor Kay and the whole staff at Orthopedic Specialists of Austin were all extremely professional, compassionate, and caring. Our son is healed up and back on the court. Highly recommend the doctor and the practice!

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I personally have gone through multiple surgeries with Dr. Heinrich and he is amazing. Another doc in Austin had destroyed my hip and his last words were to me " you need a replacement but your too young even though you are still in... I personally have gone through multiple surgeries with Dr. Heinrich and he is amazing. Another doc in Austin had destroyed my hip and his last words were to me " you need a replacement but your too young even though you are still in pain". I was 27 and barely able to walk into work and my quality of life was not good. 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.

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Very friendly. Attentive. Answered all my questions. Very happy with the service and care provided.

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