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
Albert Volk, MD, one of the founding partners of Orthopaedic Associates of St. Augustine, is a fellowship-trained knee and shoulder reconstructive and sports medicine surgeon. He has two board certifications with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, one in Orthopaedic Surgery and the other in Sports Medicine. Dr. Volk has been at the forefront of shoulder surgery, reducing the invasiveness of the procedure and limiting the recovery time post-op. He has extensive experience in treating conditions of the shoulder, mostly through arthroscopic procedures, and was previously the Chief Medical Advisor for the Professional Women’s Tennis Association.
A healthy hip joint is one in which the ball-shaped end of the femur bone fits into the acetabulum cavity in the pelvis to form a ball and socket. The acetabulum is large enough and deep enough to enclose the end of the femur completely, allowing for a full and smooth range of motion. Hip […]Continue Reading
While adult athletes can push their bodies to their limits to get bigger, faster, and stronger, it is dangerous for children to do so. Yet, at increasingly earlier ages children are specializing in a sport, doing sport-specific workouts, and training every day. Though adults can overtrain and injure themselves as well, it is more harmful […]Continue Reading
If you follow baseball, you’ve probably seen or heard reports of pitchers having Tommy John surgery. Even if you don’t watch Major League Baseball, this surgery has made its way into public consciousness over the past few years as more young players are damaging their throwing elbows and requiring the procedure. Though many people would […]Continue Reading
The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscles to the heel, linking the lower leg to the foot. When you activate your calf muscles, they pull on the Achilles tendon to raise up the heel. This job is incredibly important for activities like walking, running, jumping, swimming, and driving—virtually every activity which involves moving the foot. […]Continue Reading