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.
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
Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder makes the shoulder joint difficult to move while causing pain, eventually resulting in the shoulder becoming very difficult to move. Frozen shoulder is most common in middle-aged people from ages 40 to 60, and is more common in women than men. Those who are diabetic are also more […]Continue Reading