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.
Rotator cuff injuries that require surgery can be treated via open or arthroscopic surgery with similar long-term results, but there are some key differences between the two. Which method is best for you is highly dependent on the specifics of your injury. Arthroscopic Surgery In a shoulder arthroscopy, two to three small (less than ¼” […]Continue Reading
If you’re anticipating an upcoming surgery – whether it be major or minor – it is completely natural to feel some sort of anxiety or nervousness beforehand. Despite knowing you have the best team possible behind you or knowing that your procedure is commonly performed, it can be difficult to effectively reassure yourself. Here are […]Continue Reading
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