Dr. Eric Hammerberg, MD

Dr. Eric Hammerberg, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Eric Hammerberg, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and critical care surgery.Read his story

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Hammerberg performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
very high
more than 89% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Hammerberg's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Hammerberg's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hammerberg "Named a “next generation leader in total joint replacement” by Orthopaedics Today, Dr. Hammerberg most recently served as Chief of Adult Reconstruction in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Denver Health. He has also served as an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, his alma mater. Dr. Hammerberg completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Minnesota. He then completed two Fellowships: one in orthopedic trauma at the University of Washington, and one in hip and knee replacement at the Dorr Arthritis Institute in Los Angeles. Dr. Hammerberg has been published in peer-reviewed journals and books, and he has lectured around the world. When it comes to diagnosing and treating orthopedic conditions, Dr. Hammerberg's philosophy is that more can be learned by simply listening to patients and their families than by reviewing any x-ray, clinical note, or laboratory study. The doctor-patient relationship is a two-way dialogue in which both parties learn from each other, and the treatment plan is the result of shared decision-making. Ultimately, any decision for surgery is made by the patient with the help and advice of his or her surgeon. When he’s not in the office, Dr. Hammerberg enjoys outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, camping, and barbeque. His daughter, Tatum, beats him routinely at tennis. His son, Anders, beats him at swimming and comedic acting. And his wife, Xenia, generally beats him at everything else."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hammerberg "Dr. Hammerberg believes listening to his patients and their families is most important. The doctor-patient relationship is a two-way dialogue in which both parties learn from each other, and the treatment plan is the result of shared decision-making"

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

83  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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32  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of California, Los Angeles - Cum Laude
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of Colorado School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University of Minnesota, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University of Minnesota, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Dorr Arthritis Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hammerberg has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hammerberg's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hammerberg to family and friends
6 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hammerberg's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I was experiencing occasional right hip pain, especially when I was doing hip-related stretching exercises, and went to Dr. Hammerberg for an evaluation. His office is very welcoming, and the person at the front desk was friendly and attentive. Dr. Hammerberg spent quite a bit of time with me and...more
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Mark is an incredible doctor, surgeon, and human. How many doctors prefer that you call them by their first name? It just speaks to how he views everyone he works with. In my mind, being a brilliant doctor is the cost of entry in his profession. What sets Mark apart is the way her interacts with...more
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Better than excellent. 10 stars.
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After a cycling accident I saw Dr Hammerberg. He was thorough, asked great questions, completed a comprehensive exam. He brought up the x-rays and we reviewed them together. He recommended activities/exercises to speed my recovery. He was relaxed and spent a significant amount of time with me,...more
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Very professional and prompt. Allowed me to fully participate in the care planning post fractures and I felt like he actually listened to me in such a way that I fully trusted his guidance.
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