David M. Hampton, MD| Orthopedic Trauma Surgery | MedStar Health

David M. Hampton, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (276 reviews)

Specialties: Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Languages: English


About me

David Hampton, MD, is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. As an orthopaedic traumatologist, Dr. Hampton specializes in the diagnosis, analysis, and treatment of fractures of the upper and lower extremities as well as fractures of the joints, including pelvic and acetabular fractures, and infections or deformities that can arise as a result of a traumatic injury.

Dr. Hampton’s treatment methods involve evaluating each fracture alongside the needs of each individual patient. No fracture is the same and the correct treatment plan for any life-altering injury will evaluate the goals for the patient and how best to meet those goals. In the case of surgery, Dr. Hampton focuses on attaining early range of motion with a focus on achieving a functional outcome for patients. His clinical interests include pelvic fractures, acetabular fractures, and non-union fractures.  He also specializes in fracture care, both simple and complex of the wrist, forearm, elbow, arm, shoulder, clavicle, hip, femur, knee, leg, ankle, feet and toes.

Dr. Hampton received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine before completing a five-year residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. He then joined Cedars-Sinai​ ​Medical​ Center​ in Los Angeles, California for a specialty fellowship in orthopaedic trauma. Prior to joining MedStar, Dr. Hampton worked at the Rothman​ Institute in Philadelphia.

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the Washington, DC region’s referral center for mass trauma and multiple trauma incidents. Dr. Hampton is passionate about treating more patients with both simple and high acuity complex fractures in addition to exploring cutting-edge technologies for the treatment of complex fractures. He hopes to bring these technologies to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to offer advanced treatment options for patients with traumatic injuries and fractures.

Dr. Hampton is accepting referral patients for all orthopaedic issues relating to trauma, fractures, nonunions, and deformities, ranging from the most simple, to the most complex cases. When not in the trauma center, Dr. Hampton enjoys being outdoors. He is an avid hiker, mountain climber, and amateur photographer who enjoys backpacking through America’s national parks.

Philosophy of Care

“I’m confident in my ability as a surgeon and I do what’s right for my patients. My goal, as an orthopaedic trauma surgeon, is to help my patients regain range of motion and function in order to maintain the highest quality of life possible after a life-altering injury. In order to do so, I work with the individual to come up with a treatment plan that best fits their needs, whether its operative or non-operative care.”

Clinical areas of focus

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arm Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acromioclavicular Fracture
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Arm Fracture
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles Fracture
  • Comminuted Fracture
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Complications Of Internal Fixation Device
  • Compound Fracture
  • Crush Injuries Of The Leg
  • Delayed Union
  • Dislocated Patella
  • Distal Radial Fracture
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Strain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Finger Dislocation
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injury
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Infections
  • Galeazzi Fracture
  • Hemarthrosis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Injury
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Iliac Fracture
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture
  • Lunate Fracture
  • Major Trauma
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Elbow
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Foot
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Forearm
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Hip
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Knee
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Lower Extremity
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Pelvis
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Shoulder
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Upper Extremity
  • Malunion Of The Elbow
  • Monteggia Fracture
  • Non Displaced Fracture
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Radius
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Ulna
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Elbow
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Foot
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Forearm
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Hip
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Knee
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Pelvis
  • Nonunion Fracture Of The Shoulder
  • Open Dislocation Of Ankle
  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Overuse Injury Of The Ankle
  • Painful Hardware
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pelvic Trauma
  • Pelvis Deformity
  • Pelvis Injury
  • Periprosthetic Femur Fracture
  • Periprosthetic Hip Fracture
  • Periprosthetic Humerus Fracture
  • Periprosthetic Knee Fracture
  • Post Traumatic Deformity
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Proximal Ulnar Fracture
  • Pubic Fracture
  • Pubic Symphysis
  • Pubic Symphysis Fracture
  • Radial Fracture
  • Radial Pseudarthrosis
  • Rami Fracture
  • Sacral Fracture
  • Scapula Fracture
  • Severe Bone Fractures
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Stress Fracture Of The Radius
  • Stress Fractures
  • Thumb Fracture
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibial Pseudarthrosis
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Toe Fracture
  • Trauma
  • Traumatic Amputation
  • Traumatic Amputation Of The Arm
  • Traumatic Amputation Of The Foot
  • Traumatic Amputation Of The Leg
  • Twisted Ankle
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Elbow Tear
  • Ulnar Fracture
  • Ulnar Pseudarthrosis
  • Upper Extremity Non Union Fracture
  • Wrist Dislocation
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injury
  • Wrist Sprain
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Procedures I perform

  • Acetabular Surgery
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anti Inflammatory Medications
  • Arm Fracture Surgery
  • Bone Grafting
  • Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP)
  • Bone Surgery
  • Bone Transport
  • Clavicle Fracture Surgery
  • Colles Fracture Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture Surgery
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Emergency Surgery
  • External Fixation
  • Femur Fracture Surgery
  • Fibula Fracture Surgery
  • Foot Fracture Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Forearm Fracture Surgery
  • Galeazzi Fracture Surgery
  • Hardware Removal
  • Heel Fracture Surgery
  • Hip Fracture Surgery
  • Hip Surgery
  • Humerus Fracture Surgery
  • Iliac Fracture Surgery
  • Internal Fixation
  • Intraosseous Placement
  • Jones Fracture Surgery
  • Knee Fracture Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Surgery
  • Monteggia Fracture Surgery
  • Non Surgical Ankle Fracture Treatment
  • Non Surgical Foot Fracture Treatment
  • Non Surgical Fracture Care
  • Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Orif Ankle
  • Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Orif Arm
  • Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Orif Elbow
  • Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Orif Finger
  • Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Orif Foot
  • Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Orif Hip
  • Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Orif Knee
  • Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Orif Shoulder
  • Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Orif Wrist
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation Orif Clavicle
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation Orif Of Scapula
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation Orif Proximal Humerus
  • Painful Hardware Removal
  • Pelvic Fracture Surgery
  • Pelvic Reconstruction
  • Percutaneous Pinning
  • Post Traumatic Reconstruction
  • Pubic Fracture Surgery
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Removal Of Implants
  • Sacral Fracture Surgery
  • Scapula Fracture Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Surgical Hip Dislocation
  • Treatment For Post-Traumatic Deformity
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Wrist Fracture Surgery
  • Wrist Surgery
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Practice locations

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106 Irving Street Northwest
POB Ste 5000
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-877-6602

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MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Open EPO Plus
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Tricare Prime
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • United Student Resources
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • First Health PPO
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)


Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship Program: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2016)

Residency Program: Albert Einstein Medical Center (2015)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (2010)

News and publications

Marvil SC, Tiedeken NC, Hampton DM, Kwok SC, Samuel SP, Sweitzer BA: Stockinette application over a non-prepped foot risks proximal contamination. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Sep;29(9):1819-22

Tiedeken NC, Hampton D, Shaffer G:  Landing on your own two feet: a case report of bilateral calcaneus and open pilon fractures.  J Foot Ankle Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct;53(5):647-51

Gershkovich GE, Tiedeken NC, Hampton D, Budacki R, Samuel SP, Saing M:  A Comparison of Three C-Arm Draping Techniques to Minimize Contamination of the Surgical Field.  J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Oct;30(10):e351-6


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  • Dec 19, 2023


  • Nov 14, 2023

    Surgical plan leaves me with confidence in his plan

  • Oct 24, 2023

    Dr. Hampton is the best, very professional and he answers all your concerns with care. He save my life.