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
Kurtis Hort, MD is an American Board of Orthopaedics certified physician at Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine. Although he specializes in foot & ankle surgery, Dr. Hort is also trained in other orthopaedic areas such as the knees, hips, and lower back. His experience in how these areas work together allows him to effectively and efficiently treat his patients to get them back on their feet.
Arthroscopy describes a type of procedure designed to diagnose and treat joint issues without the need for large incisions, and in turn, long recovery times. Arthroscopy offers the ability to confirm a diagnosis, visually inspect an area that cannot be x-rayed, and gives the chance to correct an issue while the patient is under anesthesia. […]Continue Reading
For being relatively small, a person’s feet and ankles play an incredibly important role in everyday life. From allowing us to stand, walk, and balance to giving us the freedom to participate in our favorite sports, our lower extremities are complex systems that deserve more attention than they typically receive. The human foot is comprised […]Continue Reading
In the past, orthopaedic surgeons would need to make long incisions to access and repair a damaged shoulder. These incisions often left unsightly scars and took a long time to heal. Thankfully, most shoulder surgeries today can be carried out using minimally invasive methods. Arthroscopic surgeries utilize tiny incisions and a small scope in lieu […]Continue Reading
From gripping a steering wheel to typing on a keyboard and everything in between, your hands and wrists are a part of nearly everything you do on a daily basis. These repetitive motions have the potential to create weakness, stiffness, and pain. There are 27 bones, over 120 ligaments, 29 joints, 48 nerves, and 17 […]Continue Reading