Orthopaedic

Specialty - Orthopaedic

Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system.

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    Arthritis occurs when your joints become inflamed. Typically symptoms worsen with age. Treatment depends on the type of arthritis.

    Arthritis occurs when your joints become inflamed. Typically symptoms worsen with age. Treatment depends on the type of arthritis.

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    Dr. Leibovic specializes in upper extremity care, including hand, wrist, elbow, and arm.

    Full bio

    Virginia Hand Center
    2819 N. Parham Road
    Richmond, VA 23233
    Suite 100
    Richmond, VA 23294
    Phone: (804) 288-9466

    Virginia Hand Center

    Bicep surgery is performed as the result of an injury to the bicep or the bicep tendons. This can include, but is not limited to bicep tendonitis and bicep tendon tears.

    N. DOUGLAS BOARDMAN, M.D.

    N. DOUGLAS BOARDMAN, M.D.

    Dr. Boardman specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Never Center
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 628-4206

    VCU Medical Center - Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    P.O. Box 980153
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 828-5567
    Fax: (804) 828-1086

    Stony Point Orthopaedic Clinic
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 560-8946

    VCU Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    A bunion is a bony, abnormal bump that arises on the joint at the base of your big toe. When your big toe pushes up against your other toes, a bunion is formed because your big toe joint is forced in the opposite direction.

    Carpal Tunnel syndrome is caused by a pinched nerve in your wrist. The carpel tunnel is a passageway that protects a main nerve and several tendons to your hand. When this nerve is compressed, or pinched, symptoms such as numbness and tingling occur.

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    Dr. Leibovic specializes in upper extremity care, including hand, wrist, elbow, and arm.

    Full bio

    Virginia Hand Center
    2819 N. Parham Road
    Richmond, VA 23233
    Suite 100
    Richmond, VA 23294
    Phone: (804) 288-9466

    Virginia Hand Center

    Clavicle surgery is performed when the clavicle, or collarbone, is fractured and bones are out of place. These fractures are typically caused by a direct blow to the shoulder, for example, when a person falls on their shoulder.

    N. DOUGLAS BOARDMAN, M.D.

    N. DOUGLAS BOARDMAN, M.D.

    Dr. Boardman specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Never Center
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 628-4206

    VCU Medical Center - Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    P.O. Box 980153
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 828-5567
    Fax: (804) 828-1086

    Stony Point Orthopaedic Clinic
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 560-8946

    VCU Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

     

    VIVEK SHARMA, M.D.

    VIVEK SHARMA, M.D.

    Dr. Sharma is board certified in Orthopedic surgery and specializes in Sports Medicine, shoulder, and knee reconstructive surgery.

    Full bio

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.
    325 Charles H. Dimmock Parkway
    Suite 100
    Colonial Heights, VA 23834
    Phone: (804) 526-5888

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.
    7101 Jahnke Rd.
    Suite 200
    Richmond, VA 23235

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.

     

    JENNIFER VANDERBECK, MD

    JENNIFER VANDERBECK, MD

    Dr. Vanderbeck specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Neuroscience, Orthopedic and Wellness Center
    11958 West Broad Street
    Henrico, VA 23233
    Phone: (804) 360-4669

    VCU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Elbow surgery is performed when chronic elbow pain is experienced. This pain may be caused by tennis elbow, a broken or fractured elbow, injuries, and arthritis.

N. DOUGLAS BOARDMAN, M.D.

N. DOUGLAS BOARDMAN, M.D.

Dr. Boardman specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery.

Full bio

VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Never Center
9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 628-4206

VCU Medical Center - Department of Orthopedic Surgery
P.O. Box 980153
Richmond, VA 23298
Phone: (804) 828-5567
Fax: (804) 828-1086

Stony Point Orthopaedic Clinic
9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 560-8946

VCU Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

 

VIVEK SHARMA, M.D.

VIVEK SHARMA, M.D.

Dr. Sharma is board certified in Orthopedic surgery and specializes in Sports Medicine, shoulder, and knee reconstructive surgery.

Full bio

Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.
325 Charles H. Dimmock Parkway
Suite 100
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
Phone: (804) 526-5888

Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.
7101 Jahnke Rd.
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23235

Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.

 

JENNIFER VANDERBECK, MD

JENNIFER VANDERBECK, MD

Dr. Vanderbeck specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery.

Full bio

VCU Neuroscience, Orthopedic and Wellness Center
11958 West Broad Street
Henrico, VA 23233
Phone: (804) 360-4669

VCU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    A broken wrist or hand occurs when there is a break or crack in one of the bones. This type of fracture commonly occurs when people try to catch themselves during a fall. Treatment needs to occur as soon as possible, or the bones may not heal properly which can result in inability to perform everyday activities. Dislocation occurs when there is an injury to a joint, and the ends of your bones are forced from their normal positions.

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    Dr. Leibovic specializes in upper extremity care, including hand, wrist, elbow, and arm.

    Full bio

    Virginia Hand Center
    2819 N. Parham Road
    Richmond, VA 23233
    Suite 100
    Richmond, VA 23294
    Phone: (804) 288-9466

    Virginia Hand Center

    Broken ankles and broken feet are common injuries. Seriousness of the injury varies. Fractures can vary from tiny cracks in your bones to shattering breaks that pierce the skin. Treatment depends on location of the break and the severity.

    When a frozen shoulder occurs, the shoulder capsule, or the strong tissue of the shoulder, becomes tight and thickens. Surgery is done when minor treatments are not successful. The surgery aims to stretch and release the stiffened joint capsule.

    N. DOUGLAS BOARDMAN, M.D.

    N. DOUGLAS BOARDMAN, M.D.

    Dr. Boardman specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Never Center
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 628-4206

    VCU Medical Center - Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    P.O. Box 980153
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 828-5567
    Fax: (804) 828-1086

    Stony Point Orthopaedic Clinic
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 560-8946

    VCU Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

     

    VIVEK SHARMA, M.D.

    VIVEK SHARMA, M.D.

    Dr. Sharma is board certified in Orthopedic surgery and specializes in Sports Medicine, shoulder, and knee reconstructive surgery.

    Full bio

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.
    325 Charles H. Dimmock Parkway
    Suite 100
    Colonial Heights, VA 23834
    Phone: (804) 526-5888

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.
    7101 Jahnke Rd.
    Suite 200
    Richmond, VA 23235

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.

     

    JENNIFER VANDERBECK, MD

    JENNIFER VANDERBECK, MD

    Dr. Vanderbeck specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Neuroscience, Orthopedic and Wellness Center
    11958 West Broad Street
    Henrico, VA 23233
    Phone: (804) 360-4669

    VCU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Hammertoes typically occur in individuals who wear high heels or shoes with a narrow toe. A hammertoe occurs when there is an abnormal bend in the middle joint of your toe. Relieving any pain or pressure caused by a hammertoe could be as simple as changing the type of shoes you wear or wearing shoe inserts. If your hammertoe is more severe, surgery may be required.

    Knee ligament reconstruction is performed when knee ligaments have become damaged, which usually occurs from a sports injury. Surgery is performed when the knee has not responded to previous medical treatments.

    SETH A. CHEATHAM, M.D.

    SETH A. CHEATHAM, M.D.

    Dr. Cheatham specializes in orthopaedic surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Sports Medicine Clinic
    1300 West Broad Street
    Suite 113
    Richmond , VA 23284
    Phone: (804) 828-0822
    Fax: (804) 828-0354

    VCU Medical Center Ambulatory Care Center
    417 North 11th Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone: (804)828-7051

    VCU Sports Medicine Clinic

     

    VIVEK SHARMA, M.D.

    VIVEK SHARMA, M.D.

    Dr. Sharma is board certified in Orthopedic surgery and specializes in Sports Medicine, shoulder, and knee reconstructive surgery.

    Full bio

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.
    325 Charles H. Dimmock Parkway
    Suite 100
    Colonial Heights, VA 23834
    Phone: (804) 526-5888

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.
    7101 Jahnke Rd.
    Suite 200
    Richmond, VA 23235

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.

     

    ALEXANDER VAP, MD

    ALEXANDER VAP, MD

    Dr. Vap specializes in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine.

    Full bio

    VCU Neuroscience, Orthopedic and Wellness Center
    11958 West Broad Street
    Henrico, VA 23233
    Phone: (804) 360-4669

    VCU Sports Medicine Clinic

    A hand laceration is when you have a cut in your skin. Lacerations can range from simple involving only the skin, or complex involving nerves and tendons. Nerve damage is also possible.

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    Dr. Leibovic specializes in upper extremity care, including hand, wrist, elbow, and arm.

    Full bio

    Virginia Hand Center
    2819 N. Parham Road
    Richmond, VA 23233
    Suite 100
    Richmond, VA 23294
    Phone: (804) 288-9466

    Virginia Hand Center

    Meniscus repair is needed when the meniscus is torn, which is the cartilage that stablizes, supports and cushions the knee joint.

    SETH A. CHEATHAM, M.D.

    SETH A. CHEATHAM, M.D.

    Dr. Cheatham specializes in orthopaedic surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Sports Medicine Clinic
    1300 West Broad Street
    Suite 113
    Richmond , VA 23284
    Phone: (804) 828-0822
    Fax: (804) 828-0354

    VCU Medical Center Ambulatory Care Center
    417 North 11th Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone: (804)828-7051

    VCU Sports Medicine Clinic

     

    VIVEK SHARMA, M.D.

    VIVEK SHARMA, M.D.

    Dr. Sharma is board certified in Orthopedic surgery and specializes in Sports Medicine, shoulder, and knee reconstructive surgery.

    Full bio

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.
    325 Charles H. Dimmock Parkway
    Suite 100
    Colonial Heights, VA 23834
    Phone: (804) 526-5888

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.
    7101 Jahnke Rd.
    Suite 200
    Richmond, VA 23235

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.

     

    ALEXANDER VAP, MD

    ALEXANDER VAP, MD

    Dr. Vap specializes in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine.

    Full bio

    VCU Neuroscience, Orthopedic and Wellness Center
    11958 West Broad Street
    Henrico, VA 23233
    Phone: (804) 360-4669

    VCU Sports Medicine Clinic

    Often times, spasms in the muscles of our toes can causes toe curling that is extremely painful when standing. To fix this toe that is curling, the tendons of the toe must be released.

    Masses are generally found on the toes, on the sides of the foot, or on the top of the foot. They can also occur deep inside the foot.

    Tendons are what attach muscles to bones. Therefore, the biceps tendons attach the bicep muscle to the bones in your shoulder & elbow. Torn tendons can be caused by a variety of factors, including injury and overuse. Typically, minor treatments are done to relieve symptoms. However, if needed, surgery is required to repair the torn tendon. Tendons are typically repaired with minimal incisions.

    N. DOUGLAS BOARDMAN, M.D.

    N. DOUGLAS BOARDMAN, M.D.

    Dr. Boardman specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Never Center
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 628-4206

    VCU Medical Center - Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    P.O. Box 980153
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 828-5567
    Fax: (804) 828-1086

    Stony Point Orthopaedic Clinic
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 560-8946

    VCU Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Rotator cuff surgery is performed to improve shoulder strength and movement. The rotator cuff is what works with the joint of your shoulder to allow you to raise and rotate your arm. During surgery, space is cleaned of loose fragments of tendon and other debris, and more room is made for rotator cuff tendon. Torn edges of the supraspinatus tendon are sewn together and to the top of the humerus.

    N. DOUGLAS BOARDMAN, M.D.

    N. DOUGLAS BOARDMAN, M.D.

    Dr. Boardman specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Never Center
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 628-4206

    VCU Medical Center - Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    P.O. Box 980153
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 828-5567
    Fax: (804) 828-1086

    Stony Point Orthopaedic Clinic
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 560-8946

    VCU Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

     

    VIVEK SHARMA, M.D.

    VIVEK SHARMA, M.D.

    Dr. Sharma is board certified in Orthopedic surgery and specializes in Sports Medicine, shoulder, and knee reconstructive surgery.

    Full bio

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.
    325 Charles H. Dimmock Parkway
    Suite 100
    Colonial Heights, VA 23834
    Phone: (804) 526-5888

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.
    7101 Jahnke Rd.
    Suite 200
    Richmond, VA 23235

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.

     

    JENNIFER VANDERBECK, MD

    JENNIFER VANDERBECK, MD

    Dr. Vanderbeck specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Neuroscience, Orthopedic and Wellness Center
    11958 West Broad Street
    Henrico, VA 23233
    Phone: (804) 360-4669

    VCU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Revision ACL reconstruction surgery is performed when the ACL is re-injured after previously being reconstructed.

    SETH A. CHEATHAM, M.D.

    SETH A. CHEATHAM, M.D.

    Dr. Cheatham specializes in orthopaedic surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Sports Medicine Clinic
    1300 West Broad Street
    Suite 113
    Richmond , VA 23284
    Phone: (804) 828-0822
    Fax: (804) 828-0354

    VCU Medical Center Ambulatory Care Center
    417 North 11th Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone: (804)828-7051

    VCU Sports Medicine Clinic

     

    VIVEK SHARMA, M.D.

    VIVEK SHARMA, M.D.

    Dr. Sharma is board certified in Orthopedic surgery and specializes in Sports Medicine, shoulder, and knee reconstructive surgery.

    Full bio

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.
    325 Charles H. Dimmock Parkway
    Suite 100
    Colonial Heights, VA 23834
    Phone: (804) 526-5888

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.
    7101 Jahnke Rd.
    Suite 200
    Richmond, VA 23235

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.

    VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Never Center
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 628-4206

    VCU Medical Center - Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    P.O. Box 980153
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 828-5567
    Fax: (804) 828-1086

    Stony Point Orthopaedic Clinic
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 560-8946

    VCU Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

     

    SETH A. CHEATHAM, M.D.

    SETH A. CHEATHAM, M.D.

    Dr. Cheatham specializes in orthopaedic surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Sports Medicine Clinic
    1300 West Broad Street
    Suite 113
    Richmond , VA 23284
    Phone: (804) 828-0822
    Fax: (804) 828-0354

    VCU Medical Center Ambulatory Care Center
    417 North 11th Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone: (804)828-7051

    VCU Sports Medicine Clinic

     

    VIVEK SHARMA, M.D.

    VIVEK SHARMA, M.D.

    Dr. Sharma is board certified in Orthopedic surgery and specializes in Sports Medicine, shoulder, and knee reconstructive surgery.

    Full bio

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.
    325 Charles H. Dimmock Parkway
    Suite 100
    Colonial Heights, VA 23834
    Phone: (804) 526-5888

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.
    7101 Jahnke Rd.
    Suite 200
    Richmond, VA 23235

    Colonial Orthopaedics, Inc.

     

    JENNIFER VANDERBECK, MD

    JENNIFER VANDERBECK, MD

    Dr. Vanderbeck specializes in shoulder and elbow surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Neuroscience, Orthopedic and Wellness Center
    11958 West Broad Street
    Henrico, VA 23233
    Phone: (804) 360-4669

    VCU Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

     

    ALEXANDER VAP, MD

    ALEXANDER VAP, MD

    Dr. Vap specializes in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine.

    Full bio

    VCU Neuroscience, Orthopedic and Wellness Center
    11958 West Broad Street
    Henrico, VA 23233
    Phone: (804) 360-4669

    VCU Sports Medicine Clinic