Children's Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
J. Marc Cardelia, MD
Allison Crepeau, MD
Cara Novick, MD
H. Sheldon St. Clair, MD
Carl St. Remy, MD
Allison Tenfelde, MD
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The pediatric surgeons at Children's Orthopedics and Sports Medicine understand how challenging it is for families when orthopedic conditions slow their children down.

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McKenzie Dunford McKenzie Dunford's spinal curvature was 73 degrees before Dr. Sheldon St. Clair operated on her to correct her scoliosis.

Their goal is to help each child who suffers from an orthopedic problem - whether it's a simple broken bone or a complex birth defect - maintain or develop the greatest amount of movement and strength possible. Through its affiliation with Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Children's Orthopedic and Sports Medicine offers all services associated with diagnosis, treatment and recovery in a child-friendly atmosphere that eases children's worries and fears.

Learn more about our comprehensive sports medicine program.

What conditions do you treat?

We care for children with a variety of conditions, including:

What is the spasticity clinic?

The Spasticity Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic for the evaluation of children with spasticity from conditions including, but not limited to: cerebral palsy, brain injury and spinal cord injury.

This clinic will include an integrated approach to the management of spasticity by the specialties of Orthopedics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery and Physical Therapy.

This clinic will be held on the first Monday of each month, in the afternoon, at the CHKD Health Center, 171 Kempsville Road, Building A, Norfolk in the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine suite.

To refer a patient for Spasticity Clinic, call (757) 668-8247.

What services do you offer?

We tailor each child's treatment plan according to his or her unique needs. Among the services we may recommend for your child are:

  • Diagnostic radiology, including MRI
  • Arthroscopy
  • Surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Prosthetic devices
  • Stabilization devices
  • Devices to assist with mobility
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pain management
  • Inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation

Does your staff have special training?

Our physicians are members of Children's Surgical Specialty Group, a practice of Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. All are board-certified orthopedic surgeons who completed additional training (called a fellowship) in pediatric orthopedics. Each physician is licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine and is a member of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.

Where do you see patients?

We offer our patients the convenience of office appointments at several different locations. Appointment day and hours vary at each location. Click here for a list of our office locations.

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

This depends on what kind of insurance you have. If you have an HMO, you must:

  • Get a referral from your child's primary care physician before you call to make an appointment.
  • Make sure that your referral has not expired. Many are good for only 30 days, so check yours before you come to your appointment. If your referral has expired, call your primary care physician and explain your situation. In most cases, your primary care physician will provide a new or extended referral.
  • Bring the referral with you to the appointment. If you do not have a referral, or if the referral you have is expired, your HMO will not pay for your appointment.

If you have fee-for-service insurance or a PPO, you do not need a physician's referral to make an appointment.

We offer in-depth information about insurance in our Billing and Insurance section.

How do I make an appointment?

To schedule an appointment, please call (757) 668-6550.