Handling workers’ compensation claims can be challenging, but Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine’s dedicated team helps organizations and their employees through the process. We will manage and treat work-related injuries covered under workers’ compensation, while maintaining open lines of communication with all parties involved, including patients, employers, insurance providers, claims adjusters, and attorneys. In addition to boasting a team of board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians and surgeons, we employ a renowned rehabilitation team of physical and occupational therapists to help patients recover from their injury and get back to work.Read more
Brian Haycook, MD, is Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine’s spine expert. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is the only fellowship trained orthopaedic spine surgeon in St. Johns County. Dr. Haycook’s experience in advanced spinal procedures, including cervical disc replacement, vertebral implants, vertebral fracture restoration and fusion, and spinal instrumentation, make him an asset to our team and to your health.
Working as shock absorbers between your large vertebral bones, spinal discs are found throughout the spinal column in your back including your cervical spine. Your spinal discs are vital to the everyday comfort and functionality of your spine. If your spinal column becomes injured due to acute trauma or gradually over time and these cushioning […]Continue Reading
Though anybody can injure or fracture a bone, children are susceptible to another type of skeletal injury – growth plate injuries. Just as their name suggests, these are injuries at the growth plate in not-fully-developed bone, where tissue forms at the ends of long bones in children. Until a person’s skeleton is fully matured, every […]Continue Reading
If you’re treating some sort of acute or chronic condition, or you’re simply looking for a way to improve and maintain your foot health, orthopaedic-friendly shoes are a great asset. They can help treat and prevent everything from blisters, to bone spurs and arthritis — all of which can be caused by wearing improper or […]Continue Reading
Spinal decompression surgery is not a single procedure, but rather an umbrella term that refers to a range of procedures that are designed to relieve symptoms associated with compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots within the spine. Surgical options include corpectomy, diskectomy, laminotomy, foraminotomy, or osteophyte removal, and which is best depends on […]Continue Reading