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
James Grimes, MD, a founding partner of Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine, is one of the most renowned joint replacement surgeons in North Florida. Dr. Grimes has been at the forefront of joint surgery for many years. He helped develop computer navigation for use during partial knee surgery, completed the first arthroscopic resurfacing procedure in the county, performed the first outpatient joint replacement in the county, and continues to push the boundaries of technology and surgical capabilities at Flagler Hospital where he is the current President of the Medical Staff. Not only is Dr. Grimes an innovative physician, but he is an active member of the community who regularly coaches local sports teams. Dr. Grimes is truly an asset to our team and the community at large.
Healthy feet and ankles are crucial for all of life’s tasks. Surgical repair gives the best chance of a full recovery from a serious injury to either the foot or ankle. Broken bones in your feet and torn ligaments in your ankle won’t hobble or pain you for the rest of your life, thanks to […]Continue Reading
Joint hypermobility syndrome is a condition which is characterized by joints that have an abnormal increase in mobility. A person may be able to bend their wrists, elbows, ankles, or other joints past the normal range of motion. In many people, this condition is unproblematic and does not cause them any adverse complications. But in […]Continue Reading
Located at the highest point of the shoulder, the acromioclavicular joint (or AC joint) connects the clavicle (collarbone) and the acromion, which is part of the scapula or shoulder blade. A painful AC joint dislocation can result from a sports accident, fall, or other trauma — leaving your shoulder dislocated. The severity of an AC joint separation […]Continue Reading
Athletes of today are pushing their bodies further than we once thought possible. An unfortunate byproduct of pushing the envelope, however, is an increase in the frequency of injuries – especially in the knee or shoulder. Anybody from casual athletes to top-tier professionals are susceptible to injury, but thankfully there are minimally invasive treatment options […]Continue Reading