Vivek Sharma, MD

Vivek Sharma, MD

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

Dr. Sharma, MD offers these procedures:

  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Meniscus repair
  • Revision ACL reconstruction
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Tennis elbow relief


Apart from his interest in sports medicine, Dr. Sharma specializes in: advanced arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee and hip; minimally invasive ACL surgery; cartilage repair and transplant; shoulder and knee joint replacement. Dr. Sharma was selected as one of Richmond Magazine's "Top Docs" in Sports Medicine for 2010, and again in 2014 was honored with "Best Bedside Manners" in the sports medicine category. Dr. Sharma is team physician for: Richmond Raiders arena professional football team, Chesterfield United NPSL professional soccer team, Virginia State University basketball team, Richmond Bland College, and Hopewell, Prince George, and Dinwiddie High School teams.


Dr. Sharma has been in practice for six years and provides a full spectrum of care for sports and cartilage injuries. A full range of contemporary advanced treatment options are used to help restore damaged cartilage and ligaments and to maximize the level of function for the patients. Many of the surgeries are performed through arthroscopic technique.


Dr. Sharma attended Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital in Shimla, India, and went on to complete two residencies, in Family Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery - at Hamot Medical Center, in Erie, Pennsylvania. Following a fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, clinical affiliate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Sharma returned to Virginia and began practicing with Colonial Orthopedics.


Outstanding and professional, Dr. Sharma and nurses. Bobby C. Mar 2020
Dr. Sharma has operated on both my shoulders. I have been very pleased with the outstanding results from my 9/15/17 surgery and expect the same for my left shoulder. Dr. Sharma called me at home the night before to address any concerns or questions I had. He is an excellent surgeon with great attitude and patient care. Everyone was great! Janet P Mar 2018
This is an excellent facility for anyone to receive treatment. And Dr. Sharma is wonderful and very informable. He's an excellent doctor with a caring bedside manner. Everyone was great to me and my family at my stay. Everyone involved with me that day was great. Dr. Vivek Sharma is the best. Brenda M. Jan 2018


2019 MEDRVA Patient Choice Award

2019 MEDRVA Patient Choice Award

2020 MEDRVA Patient Choice Award

2020 MEDRVA Patient Choice Award


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Shoulder Dislocation

Dr. Vivek Sharma discusses shoulder dislocations with Jessica Noll from CBS6 Virginia This Morning.

Jessica Noll:I’m Jessica Noll. It’s the most common point of dislocation in the body. We’re talking with Dr. Vivek Sharma from Colonial Orthopaedics about shoulder dislocation. Doctor, what is it?

Dr. Vivek Sharma:The shoulder is a complex ball and socket joint. It moves in multiple directions. In dislocation the ball falls out of the socket and sometimes can cause some damage to the tendons and ligaments of the joint.

Jessica Noll:We’ve talked about it being common. What are the long-term effects of this happening?

Dr. Vivek Sharma:In young patients especially, the risk of recurring dislocation is very common and as high as about 90%.

Jessica Noll:What are the treatment options available?

Dr. Vivek Sharma:In most patients, non-surgical treatment – bracing and exercises – helps to restore the joint and prevent future dislocations. But in some patients who fail conservative management a surgical option is explored, such as repairing the torn ligaments and tightening the capsule of the joint.