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Dr. Daniel Hampton

Orthopedic Surgery
WOODBRIDGE, VA
16 years experience male

Locations

Greater Metropolitan Orthopaedic Institute

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
6-12 weeks: Sometimes pain relief come sooner.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
No: For ankle sprains, usually people can walk in a boot or some sort of brace. You do not need to stay in bed.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Uric Acid: Gout is when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. The classic one is the big toe although others can be affected. Lifestyle factors like red ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Neck Pain: This can be caused by a number of different conditions. The most common would likely be pain from the cervical spine.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Meniscus Surgery: It depends on how long ago the surgery was, any other problems found during surgery, and exactly what type of surgery was performed. If you are contin... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Winged Scapula: Winged scapula can be the result of an underlying neurological problem. It is probably best to at least have it evaluated by a doctor.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Kneecap Fracture: Generally it's very hard to walk with a kneecap fracture, although it's possible to have a small chip and still walk.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Cartilage: Cartilage damage generally doesn't heal on its own. However, with some treatment like therapy and medicine it can become less painful and help prevent... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Suture Removal: It's normal to wait for anywhere from 1-2 weeks, and sometimes more, to remove sutures. Suture removal isn't usually that painful although there is of... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Groin Pain: Groin pain can be caused by a number of different things. It could be coming from a hernia, from your back, from your hip, or from a number of differe... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Achilles Rupture: It depends on the rehab protocol your doctor uses. Some of the more aggressive protocols let people do sport specific exercises at around 12 weeks.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Spine Decompression: People with nerve and/or spinal cord compression that have nerve type symptoms benefit the most from spine decompression.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Chondromalacia: Yes, chondromalacia with cyst means there is some cartilage damage present. Therapy can be helpful in strengthening the quads and helping the kneecap ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Stretching: Stretching and strengthening are generally the best to help with arthritis of a joint. This doesn't "cure" the arthritis but a strong & flexible joint... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
ACL Rehab: It depends on the type of acl graft used and the technique your surgeon uses. Generally people are in therapy for 3-6 months after surgery. People are... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Hip Fracture PT: Generally exercises that work on walking and hip strengthening are what's needed.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Ligament Tear Rehab: It differs on whether there was surgery or not. The therapist will work on strengthening the muscles around the knee. They will also do some intervent... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Osteoporosis: A healthy diet with the right amount of natural calcium and vitamin d as well as weight bearing exercise (like walking) are the most important things ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Osteoporosis: The best way to prevent osteoporosis is a healthy diet with plenty of calcium and weight bearing exercise, like walking.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
TV ads: Probably not. Those ads often present unrealistic body images.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Almost 0%: Nursemaid's elbow is an injury to young kids where part of the elbow pops out of place. Adults can injure and/or dislocate their elbow with trauma but... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
ACL Tear: Running on a treadmill in a straight line should be okay with an acl injury. If there are other injuries in the knee from when the acl was torn, these... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Knee Arthritis: Pt for knee arthritis doesn't "cure" the arthritis or help the cartilage regrow. But it can be helpful in improving pain. A strong and flexible knee i... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Swollen Ankle: Swelling around the ankle can be from a variety of conditions. Recent injuries, such as sprains, can cause swelling. Tendinitis (inflamation of tendon... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Bone infection: Yes, if the rusty nail pierced the bone it is possible to get an infection in the bone.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
ACL Rehab: It depends on the graft used to reconstruct the acl as well as the technique used by the surgeon. Generally people go to therapy for 3-6 months and ar... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Depends on the plate: Most females stop growing around 14 and males around 16. (there are exceptions.) the epiphyseal plates close around this time. Although some plates in... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Neurotransmitter: Acetylcholine is the main neurotransmitter at the junction between nerves and muscles.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Swelling: It depends on which joint and how bad the sprain was. Swelling can often persist for a number of months, even after the joint is feeling better.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
MRI: Scar tissue can look like a variety of things. It often depends on why the scar tissue is there. Previous surgery can produce scar tissue that is diff... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Hip Replacement: The biggest danger with ice skating after hip replacement is likely falling and either dislocating your new hip or breaking a bone around the hip. The... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Kneecap Dislocation: There are a variety of ways to address kneecap dislocations. If it's a one-time event, often physical therapy can be helpful and prevent surgery. Some... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Knee Sprain: It depends on the severity of the sprain. Knee sprains can heal in anywhere to a few weeks to a few months.
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Knee Replacement: Knee replacement surgery should only be done to help relieve knee pain caused by arthritis. It should also only be done after you have tried non-opera... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Hip Labral Tear: If after doing therapy for a few weeks pain is worse it is reasonable to go back to your doctor to let him/her know.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
It's variable: It depends on which bone in the leg is broken, how bad the break is, if surgery needed to be done. There are a variety of factors that matter. In addi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Buford Complex: No, a buford complex is a normal variant. It is a thickening of a ligament in the shoulder to a cord like appearance.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
MCL Sprain: Mcl sprains are variable in how long the heal. There are different grades of severity of mcl sprains. The more severe the sprain the longer it takes t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Stress Fracture: The cam boot helps unload the bone somewhat and prevent you from being too active on the stress fracture to allow it to heal.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Hip Fracture: "comminuted" is a term that means multiple pieces. In general a hip fracture itself is a rather severe injury. Usually a "comminuted" fracture means t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Swelling after TKA: The knee can stay swollen for a number of months after surgery. Often, even after it is fully healed, there is some residual swelling so that it never... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
MRI: Yes, after joint replacement (or hardware for fractures), you can still get a mri.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Scoliosis: It depends on why you're developing the scoliosis and ow much is has progressed in the past few years. 60 degrees is a lot. You should talk to a spine... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Rehab: Rehab for hip arthritis can be helpful in strengthening and stretching the joint and surrounding muscles. It doesn't cure the arthritis in the joint b... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
Torn ACL Rehab: Yes, there are a variety of exercises you can do for a torn acl. Not all people with torn acl's need surgery. Many are able to function just fine (alt... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hampton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hampton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine, DC
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Orthopedic Surgeon , First Place, Virginia - Summer
2013
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