About Putnam Orthopaedic Associates

Palatka and the surrounding communities of Putnam County have a full-time orthopedic surgeon that is dedicated to helping people return to normal following an injury.

Dr. Karl Baird is a board certified orthopedic surgeon that brings his years of experience of combining a revolutionary style medical care with the latest technologies in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Baird understands the importance of taking time to educate both the patient and their family.

Dr. Baird provides total orthopedic care for everything from arthritis to total joint replacement. Over his years as an orthopedic surgeon, he has had daily opportunities to treat sports injuries including ligament reconstruction and joint replacement. He has vast experience in performing total knee and hip replacements as well as partial knee replacements. A partial knee replacement procedure is far less invasive and healing time is usually much shorter. He also treats shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, ankles and feet. With his experience using arthroscopic procedures, his patients can be back to their normal lives much quicker.