Texas Institute for Hip & Knee Surgery

4611 Guadalupe St #200, Austin, TX 78751, USA



(512) 476-2830



Medical Team

The Texas Institute for Hip & Knee Surgery, in alignment with Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin, aims to explore the most innovative and minimally invasive treatments available for hips and knees. Dr. David Dodgin and Dr. E. Matthew Heinrich are in tune with the latest and most effective technologies and techniques on the market today. They manage numerous ongoing clinical research projects. They recognize the importance of clinical research in order to ensure the sustainability of medical advancements throughout the world for future generations. Their patients have the unique opportunity to directly support this mission while gaining a deep understanding of their own progress after their surgical procedure.

In addition, scientists and doctors have made dramatic advances to make tissue regeneration a reality in treating many conditions. A patient can take advantage of their body’s ability to heal itself by using the healthy adult stem cells that can be found throughout the body.

Consequently, the text contained in this section is meant to provide you with information to enhance your health.

Medical Conditions

A ligament is a connective tissue which binds one bone to another. Ligament injuries are more common in athletes. They can occur at any joint; however, the knee and the ankle joint are more vulnerable to ligament injury.

Avascular necrosis, also called osteonecrosis is a condition in which bone death occurs because of inadequate blood supply to it. Lack of blood flow may occur when there is a fracture in the bone or a joint dislocation that may damage nearby blood vessels.

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint but is inherently unstable because of its shallow socket. A soft rim of cartilage called the labrum lines the socket and deepens it so that it accommodates the head of the upper arm bone better.

Meniscal tears are one of the most frequently reported injuries to the knee joint. The meniscus is a C-shaped fibrocartilaginous structure in the knee incompletely covering the surface of the tibia where it articulates with the femur.

Cartilage lesions can occur at any age. Cartilage damage may be caused by daily wear and tear, a direct injury to the joint or other conditions such as oesteonecrosis and osteochondritis.

A bone fracture is a medical condition in which a bone is cracked or broken. It is a break in the continuity of the bone. While many fractures are the result of high force impact or stress, bone fracture can also occur as a result of certain medical conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis.

Medical Procedures

Total hip replacement is surgical procedure where a part of or the entire hip will be replaced with an artificial device. Revision total hip replacement (THR) surgery is a procedure where the previously performed hip replacement surgery..

Degenerative joint disease (DJD), a common cause of hip pain, is a chronic condition hampering the quality of life of affected individuals. Robotics Assisted Partial Hip Surgery is a novel surgical alternative for patients with degenerative joint disease (DJD).

A revision total hip arthroplasty may be indicated for various conditions which include replacement of the worn out hip implant, pain, infection, dislocation of instability of the joint, osteolysis and loosening of either the femoral or acetabular component.

The knee is made up of four bones. The femur or thighbone is the bone connecting the hip to the knee. The tibia or shinbone connects the knee to the ankle. The patella (kneecap) is the small bone in front of the knee and rides on the knee joint as the knee bends.

The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the major stabilizing ligaments in the knee. It is a strong rope like structure located in the centre of the knee running from the femur to the tibia. When this ligament tears unfortunately it doesn’t heal and often leads to the feeling of instability in the knee.

New Therapy

Robotics Assisted Partial Knee Surgery is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to midstage osteoarthritis (OA) in either the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or both compartments of the knee.

This approach provides individualized patient specific implant for replacement of all the different components of the knee. It is designed specifically to match the natural shape of the articulating surfaces of the patient’s knee.


Texas Institute for Hip & Knee Surgery

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