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Seth A Cheatham, MD

4.8 out of 5
249
249 Ratings
26 Comments

Specialty

Sports Medicine

Locations

Sports Medicine
1300 West Broad Street, Suite 113
Richmond, VA 23284

Department

Orthopaedic Surgery

Education

Medical School

University of Nebraska College of Medicine

Internship

VCU Medical Center

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery, VCU Medical Center

Fellowship

Sports Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Biography

‘The opportunity to help someone is extremely rewarding’

As a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Seth Cheatham treats athletes of all ages and skills – from youth stars to student-athletes at colleges and schools in central Virginia to the region’s many “weekend warriors” and amateurs. In addition to broken bones, tendon ruptures or fractures, Dr. Cheatham sees patients with knee and shoulder injuries such as ACL and meniscus tears, dislocations, cartilage injuries, rotator cuff or labral tears, and shoulder instability.

“From the moment a patient walks in the door, they will receive outstanding service and the assurance that I will take the time to listen and do my very best to come up with a treatment plan together,” says Dr. Cheatham, a Richmond Magazine “Top Doc” who accompanied the VCU men’s basketball team the Final Four in 2011 as its team physician. “The opportunity to help someone stay active and return to what they love to do is extremely rewarding.”

For more complex cases, VCU Health’s orthopaedic team offers multidisciplinary care – unique to sports medicine offerings elsewhere – that tap into the expertise of providers from several specialties, including physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), family medicine and internal medicine, and the services of athletic trainers and sports physical therapists. Arthroscopic techniques – which use minimally invasive cameras to diagnose and treat orthopaedic conditions – are also constantly being refined and improved, he says.

But it’s not just medical treatment or a surgery that leads to positive outcomes for the patient, he adds. “Never underestimate the power of having a positive attitude,” says Dr. Cheatham. “Those who believe they will get better, and put forth the effort, often will.”

Research Interests

Dr. Cheatham has published extensive research on ACL reconstructions and is leading development of a multiligamentous knee injury registry at VCU Medical Center.

Professional affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  • Richmond Orthopaedic Club
  • Medical Society of Virginia

Professional activity/Team Coverage

  • Team Physician Virginia Commonwealth University Athletics
  • Team Physician Virginia Union University Athletics
  • Team Physician Virginia State University Athletics
  • Team Physician Richard Bland College Athletics
  • Team Physician Maggie Walker High School
  • Team Physician Longwood University Athletics
  • Team Physician VCU Club sports
  • Richmond Flying Squirrels

 Honors and awards

  • Richmond Magazine “Top Doc” in Sports Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • Complex Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Revision ACL Reconstruction
  • Anatomic single- and double-bundle ACL Reconstruction
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscus Transplant
  • Cartilage Restoration Surgery
  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries

News & Stories

Locations

Sports Medicine

1300 West Broad Street, Suite 113
Richmond, VA 23284

Ratings & Reviews

249 Ratings
26 Comments

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good experience
June 2019
I've already recommended Dr. Cheatham to a coworker.
June 2019
Dr. Cheatham is great, friendly and knowledgeable.
April 2019
Dr. Cheatham was awesome!!
March 2019
It is evident that this practice aspires to excellence [...].
March 2019
I got a Cortisone shot in my knee and Dr. Cheatham was great because he knew how I feel about needles. Very compassionate. He talked to me the whole time and it was over before I knew it.
March 2019
Professional.
November 2018
Dr. Cheatham is direct and honest, compassionate, caring and brilliant. I am so thankful and blessed to have the best doctor taking care of me.
October 2018
They were good.
October 2018
Good
June 2018
Seth Cheatam is a very understanding MD, VCUHS should be honored to have him on the team.
May 2018
My care provider makes sure Im aware of my problem, the proper procedure for me to take and the risk of tale each one. He is the best. I would recommend Vcu care provider to my family
April 2018
Always caring, attentive, thorough, & informative.
March 2018
Excellent care provided.
March 2018
Good
March 2018
Perfect.
February 2018
Good experience...
January 2018
Dr. Cheatham is the best provider!
December 2017
I have already sent 3 people.
November 2017
For me all was very good, what I liked the most was the care that they showed for me.
October 2017
good
October 2017
Just a bit distant and not quite as warm bedside manner as some other doctors but generally an excellent doctor
October 2017
I trusted his knowledge.
September 2017
Dr. Cheatham was very thorough! I really liked him.
August 2017
Dr. Cheatham was wonderful. I was going to him for a second opinion because I had no confidence in the first doctor that saw me. Dr. Cheatham took his time to talk with me, address my concerns, and go through treatment options. I could finally rest easy knowing I had met with a caring, competent physician.
August 2017
I would definitely recommend Dr. Cheatham to anyone who is looking for an excellent doctor.
August 2017

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Clinical Interests

  • Complex Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Revision ACL Reconstruction
  • Anatomic single- and double-bundle ACL Reconstruction
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Meniscus Transplant
  • Cartilage Restoration Surgery
  • Knee replacement surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries

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