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.
A misstep on the field or a fall on the court can cause a lot of damage to even the toughest athletes. Similarly, wear and tear can eventually take its toll on competitors across all sports. Common athletic hip injuries can range from mild fractures to chronic tendonitis; however, each individual injury requires its own […]Continue Reading
Arthritis can present aggressive symptoms in patients of all ages, and it can take some of the most competitive athletes out of the game. Fortunately, even the ones experiencing debilitating pain from arthritic inflammation can find adequate relief without complete joint replacement or invasive fusion treatment. Why Patients Need Ankle Distraction The first indication of […]Continue Reading
Occasional pops and cracks can come from virtually any joint in the human body, but when these sounds are accompanied by pains, weakness, or loss of mobility, it can signal a serious underlying issue. Snapping hip syndrome is prevalent in athletes—most notably in dancers—and it can cause anything from seemingly harmless sounds to dramatic hip […]Continue Reading
Affecting nearly 20% of the population, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition characterized by early degeneration of the hip joints—and it’s one of the leading causes of hip trauma among athletes. Fortunately, many athletes suffering from FAI don’t require open hip surgery to remedy their condition. Thanks to the minimally invasive and highly effective results of […]Continue Reading