Dr. Chester H. Sharps specializes in treatment of injuries, diseases and conditions of the musculoskeletal system with orthopaedic care for children and is a member of the Pediatric Team at Tuckahoe Orthopaedics. He received his degree from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pa., where he also served his internship and orthopedic residency. During his training, he spent one year at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia under the tutelage of Dr. Howard Steel. He was then awarded a Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery fellowship at Alfred I. duPont Institute in Wilmington, Del.
After his training, Dr. Sharps began his practice in Richmond, Va., where he has been since 1986. He devotes his practice entirely to children, ranging from newborns to 21 years. He continues to follow his existing patients beyond age 21. He is trained to treat any orthopaedic condition and is especially interested in congenital and developmental hip issues, scoliosis, club feet, and sports fractures and injuries. He is also dedicated to helping children with neuromuscular diseases such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida.
Dr. Sharps helped develop and attends the Spasticity Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. He also attends clinics at Children’s Hospital for cerebral palsy and spina bifida. He has been on staff for VCU Orthopaedics as Assistant Professor for over 20 years. He trains their orthopaedic residents in pediatric orthopaedics. Dr. Sharps’ ongoing, in-depth orthopaedic research has resulted in numerous landmark improvements in scoliosis surgery. Most recently, he’s worked with a team to develop Kryptonite, a breakthrough bone adhesive that allows bone growth and provides stability. He and Dr. Robert Tuten have developed unique spinal correction instrumentation, which not only straightens the scoliosis but also de-rotates the three-dimensional deformity.
Dr. Sharps holds the honor of being named one of Richmond magazine’s “Top Docs” numerous times. He was recognized in two categories for 2013: Pediatric Surgical Specialist and also Pediatric Sports Medicine. He is actively involved with World Pediatric Project (previously known as International Hospital for Children) by volunteering his time to lead international surgical missions to St. Vincent. Dr. Sharps is married and has four children and one grandchild. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf.
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