Total Joint Replacement and Revisions in Austin, Texas

Austin Sports Medicine is proud to offer South & Central Texas’ first full Hip Preservation service with the experience necessary to diagnose and treat disorders of the hip that don’t require hip replacement.  Dr. Nathan Breazeale, Dr. Douglas Elenz and Dr. Christopher Jimenez have been trained in arthroscopic and open techniques used to treat disorders of the hip such as Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), Labral tears, Developmental Hip Dysplasia (DDH) and Tendon Tears.

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Hip arthritis can be a debilitating disease that causes hip and groin pain and stiffness.  Hip replacement surgery is an excellent treatment option and has good long-term results.  The Anterior Approach is the preferred technique used for Total Hip Replacement at Austin Sports Medicine.  The anterior hip replacement approach is utilized to help improve the position of the implants and minimize damage to the surrounding hip musculature.  Anterior approach hip replacement utilizes a natural inter-muscular plane that gives the surgeon direct access to the hip without having to remove or detach muscle and soft tissue from the hip.  The minimal tissue damage thus allows patients to recover without cumbersome hip precautions needed post-operatively following more traditional approaches to the hip joint.

At Austin Sports Medicine, the anterior approach is performed with the assistance of an orthopaedic table.  This gives the surgeon control of the extremity and is used to improve visualization and access to the hip.  Additionally, a fluoroscope is used in the procedure to obtain images in order to improve accuracy of implant position and to more accurately match the length and offset of the hip to the contralateral hip.

Dr. Jimenez, a native of San Antonio, Texas, is Austin Sports Medicines Hip Replacement Specialist.  He completed fellowship training at the Hip & Pelvis Institute with Dr. Joel Matta, a figure widely considered to be the pioneer of anterior approach total hip replacement.

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MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing 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. It is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which allows for consistently reproducible precision in performing partial knee resurfacing.

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A Total Knee Replacement (TKR) or Total Knee Arthroplasty is a surgery that replaces an arthritic knee joint with artificial metal or plastic replacement parts called the ‘prostheses’.

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Revision Knee Replacement means that part or all of your previous knee replacement needs to be revised. This operation varies from very minor adjustments to massive operations replacing significant amounts of bone. The typical knee replacement replaces the ends of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone) with plastic inserted between them and usually the patella (knee cap).

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The following information is a general overview of the process of a shoulder replacement. We hope you find this informative and helps educate you, as the patient, about the process you are about to undergo. Shoulder Replacement surgery is not a “minor” surgery, and it is our belief the patient should be well educated and welcomed to ask questions. We hope this overview will help ease any anxiety in regards to surgery and serve as a guide to getting all your questions answered before and after surgery.

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The following information is a general overview of the process of a shoulder replacement. We hope you find this informative and helps educate you, as the patient, about the process you are about to undergo. Shoulder Replacement surgery is not a “minor” surgery, and it is our belief the patient should be well educated and welcomed to ask questions. We hope this overview will help ease any anxiety in regards to surgery and serve as a guide to getting all your questions answered before and after surgery.

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Our goal at Austin Sports Medicine is to provide comprehensive orthopedic care from non-operative treatment of sports related injuries, operative intervention when needed, and finally total joint replacement to allow patients to maintain their active lifestyle for as long as possible.

Austin Sports Medicine is dedicated to helping patients with degenerative hip, knee, and shoulder conditions that are causing pain and alterations in their lifestyle. My patients have some form of painful hip, knee, or shoulder arthritis.

In the early stages of arthritis, the treatment may be quite simple to provide pain relief, but often times as the disease progresses, surgical intervention is necessary. The surgical procedures most commonly performed are hip, knee, and shoulder replacements, partial knee replacements and revisions of old hip or knee replacements. Every day we treat patients from the very early stages of arthritis who need simple conservative measures to improve pain and function, to very complex revision joint replacements that require major surgical intervention.

The benefit of my particular practice specialization is that it allows us to focus on a very small set of problems that unfortunately affects many people. This lets us become very efficient at taking care of patients with hip or knee arthritis and take complete control of the process from start to finish.

In this website, you will find all the information that you need to make an appointment to discuss the options for your condition. In addition, you will find extensive information on the hip and knee conditions that I treat and on the various options for hip and knee replacement surgery. This site contains a large amount of information about various conditions and their treatment.