Dr. Thomas King, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 69

Dr. King
Accepting new patients

The Knee Hip & Shoulder Assoc.

333 Borthwick Ave Ste 301 Portsmouth, NH 03801

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(603) 431-5858

Dr. Thomas King, MD is a Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Portsmouth, NH. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Anna Jaques Hospital and Exeter Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. King to book an appointment.

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. King's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. King treats Osteoarthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. King treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Osteoarthritis of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. King treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of his peers

Dr. King treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. King treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. King treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. King's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Bone Scan
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • McMurray's Test
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. King's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. King

4.8

Based on 55 ratings

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I had total knee replacement July 2021 . The procedure went very well and easy. Dr King takes the time to talk and explain everything to you. The staff at the surgical center was great and very caring . I would definitely recommend Dr. King !!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Claudia – Sep 04, 2021
Dr. King performed a total knee replacement for me and I couldn't be happier with the experience or the result. I am 66 years old. I had a valgus knee where my leg angled off 30% outward (it's now straight). After researching possible orthopedic surgeons, I narrowed it down to Dr. King and one other. I went to the other doctor first and, even though that doctor performs 250 knee replacements a year, decided mine was too complex for him and he declined to do mine. I then went to see Dr. King and am glad I did. He said they could replace the knee and straighten my leg. He expressed no hesitation. Dr. King does day surgery. Thus, I was at the hospital from about 10 a.m. to about 6 pm and then home. At the hospital, I was walking around hours after surgery (with a walker) and even trained on climbing stairs. 3 wks post surgery, I walk 1-2 miles per day without a cane and can drive. Excellent results. Can't recommend Dr. King highly enough. Be sure to use the CPM machine he recommends.
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Garry – Apr 07, 2021
Dr. King performed a total knee replacement for me. The surgery was something I had expected for many years, but I was still surprised at how smoothly it went. I was walking within hours of the surgery, and my recovery has been rapid. It was unusual having surgery during the pandemic, but Dr. King's team did a fantastic job. While I certainly hope I never have to have this sort of surgery again, if needed I would absolutely return to Dr. King.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ira Hoffman – Mar 10, 2021
Total knee replacement on January 20th. I have 130 degree range of motion within 3 weeks, and have had little need for opioid painkillers! Couldn't be happier with the surgery and at this point, the results. Recommend Dr. King without reservation!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 12, 2021
i had two total knee replacements by Dr King. One in Feb of 2019 and 5 weeks later. This was the best thing I ever did, having my knees replaced and using Dr King. From the very beginning he and his staff were so caring. The hospital staff that he uses all the time were over the top caring and concerned. My knees are great, I am back hiking and biking again and doing the things I have not been able to do. I was 70 at the time of surgery with no health issues prior. I feel my good outcome was because i used Dr King compared to my friends outcome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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xubie – Oct 20, 2020
I had two knee replacements in the spring of 2020. The Doctor and his staff explained all parts of my surgery so there were no surprises. After surgery I had in home care that eased my transition into recovery. If I had a problem or a question they were only a phone call away I would highly recommend Dr King and his staff to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 14, 2020
I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. King as a surgeon to go to if you are in need of a knee replacement. My recovery time was well beyond expectations, based on feedback from a couple of different physical therapists and also friends who had undergone a similar surgery with a different surgeon. I obtained full range of motion within just a few weeks and just six weeks after surgery I am able to easily walk a couple of miles. The CPM machine that Dr. King uses, as well as the regime for pain management are both cutting edge. I highly recommend consultation with Dr. King prior to scheduling surgery with any other surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Pat Kehoe – Aug 11, 2020
I had a total knee replacement on March 9th and went home the same day. The pain management that he prescribed was quite effective. From pre-op to post-op, I felt that I was hand held the whole way, from his office staff to his surgical team, his physician assistants and physical therapist. I can’t say enough about Dr. King. He has perfected quite a system over the years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Ann – May 28, 2020
Dr King and his team are dedicated to perfecting their skills and your outcome. They are constantly reviewing and tweaking their procedures, always improving. And it pays off for us patients! Dr. King had replaced my right knee 7 years ago and he replaced my left knee 3 weeks ago. The changes in the procedure and my results are stunning. Changes to anesthesia, pain control, immediate PT have all put me way ahead of the curve in comparison to my previous experience. I'm able to do things at 3 weeks that took 2 months to achieve last time. I drive from Lakes Region NH to Portsmouth to work with this team....because they are that good.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 18, 2020
Dr. King was performed two total knee replacements on me in the last seven weeks. I couldn't be more pleased with the results! Based on others that I have seen at PT, Dr. King's process and Rapid Recovery is the only way to go. I'm weeks, if not months, ahead of others who have had the same surgery. I'm three weeks post surgery of the second knee and have full range of motion in both, with zero pain and getting close to jogging again. I also need to give a shout out to his entire team and office staff who made the entire process really easy and added a bunch of support throughout the journey. Five stars to all!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Chris B – Mar 11, 2020
Dr. King and his staff are the absolute best! They are literally the best on the seacoast. I had a total knee replacement and I now have my life back because of the surgical knowledge and experience of Dr. King.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen – Feb 14, 2020
Dr King has replaced both my right knee and my left knee - 5 1/2 years apart - it's amazing the progress that has been made in those 5 1/2 years! The Avatar program is the BEST ! I arrived at the hospital for my left knee surgery at 5:30am and was home by 5:30pM - minimal meds - great aggressive PT and I am now only 5 weeks out and doing extremely well - I walk normal although a little slow - can do stairs and have my straightening to almost zero and my bend at 123 ! I am very pleased and highly recommend this practice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sue Merrill – Jan 10, 2020
Overall, Dr. King's preparation, performance, and demeanor were highly excellent. After visiting several surgeons and non-surgical orthopedists regarding my spent knee, I came to Dr. King who with his assistants gave clear explanations of procedures and answered my questions patiently, politely, and personably. The prep, surgery, and recovery went very smoothy with very little pain, and I was back to full-time work within a few weeks. Three specific features of Dr. King's approach are invaluable: 1. Using minimal addictive opiates; instead his staff create a pain relief schedule using ibuprofen, aspirin, and acetaminophen that really works. (Have a partner help you do the meds on schedule.) 2. Shorten stay in hospital. I had a spinal and within hours of completion of the surgery, I walked up and down stairs with the assistance and instruction of Occupational Therapists. 3. Dr. King sent me home soon after on the same day with a machine that flexed the knee constantly.Use it!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dr. Vernon Owen Grumbling – Jan 06, 2020
Great...he and his staff were helpful answering questions and making me very comfortable! I recovered from knee surgery quickly and attribute it to the quality of their work and the CPM equipment! The only bad experience I had was with the spinal block...very painful. I also found the detox from the drugs stronger than I expected but it only lasted a morning!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Victor Torti in North Hampton, NH – Oct 11, 2019
I recently had a Total Hip Replacement-right done by Dr. King and his team at Portsmouth Hospital. I am now 3 weeks post surgery and everything is great! I was part of his Avatar program, where the surgery was done in the morning and I was home later that day, and the whole program/process was just amazing. I would highly recommend Dr. King and his whole team (Kathy, Dustin, and others) to anyone experiencing hip pain or issues, their professionalism is second to none, and the results speaks for itself!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve W. – Aug 15, 2019
Dr. King and his Team are are an extremely skilled and compassionate group of medical professionals. I've had three joint replacements done by them (one hip in 2005 and and both knees (2018 and 2019). They quickly and effectively addressed any questions and/or concerns I had. I followed their protocols for pain management and PT and have had excellent results. I can now golf without knee pain and without having to wear a knee brace. 5 stars aren't enough to describe how great they are!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Sue in Exeter, NH – Jun 14, 2019
I had visited a couple of surgeons before opting for Dr. King and it was the best move ever. I was so impressed with the whole team he has, front and back office, nurses, PT's and the surgical team. I was up and around the same day. No extra pain meds needed. I was very informed during the whole process. Thank you so much everyone.
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Walter Kuchtey – Jun 14, 2019
I was in a lot of pain in both of my knees since I no longer had any cartilage left. I had several cortizone shots and a series of 3 shots that were supposed to give me some relief. My Dr. at the time wanted me to wait 10 years to get replacements. People, even strangers saw that I was having a hard time walking and getting by day to day. Several people mentioned Dr. King to me. My husband and I set up an appointment to meet with him. After speaking with him both of us walked out of his office and knew he was going to be the one to give me new knees. I had me right knee replaced in 2017 and just had my left replaced in January 2019. Both experiences were great for me. The staff was good and helpful, the PT (in home and out patient) was great, and being able to come home right after surgery was the best recovery I could have had. I am so happy with the outcome so far and that I am relieved of the constant pain I was in. I have and would definitely recommend Dr. King to others.
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May 07, 2019
I had a knee replacement performed by Dr. King. The experience has been amazing. Dr. King and his entire staff took all the time needed to explain everything and answer all my questions. His protocol of performing as an outpatient meant I was in my own bed the same day which was great. Working with the CPM machine has given me amazing early results. Absolutely recommend him.
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Apr 03, 2019
Dr. King once again came through as I knew he would...Another new hip and 3 weeks later new knee on the same side. No pain to speak of. Amazing, kind and super bed side manner. He totally is not a drug doc. Never needed pain meds for either surgery going home.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Helen in ME, ME – Aug 10, 2018

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Biography

I work hard at being a surgeon and love what I do.  I have truly wonderful patients and am grateful to them. 

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Specialties

  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
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Board Certifications

Education

1984
Harvard University
Residency Hospital
1984
Harvard
1983
MGH cave travelling fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
1980
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Hospital
1974
Harvard
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Doc in New Hampshire, 2006
  • Top Doc in New Hampshire, 2005
  • Top Doc in New Hampshire, 2009

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What are Dr. Thomas King, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. King frequently treats Osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis of Knee, and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. King treats.

Where is Dr. Thomas King, MD's office located?

Dr. King's office is located at 333 Borthwick Ave Ste 301, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. King speaks Spanish, French, and German. View profile to see all.

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Locations

The Knee Hip & Shoulder Assoc.

The Knee Hip & Shoulder Assoc.333 Borthwick Ave Ste 301 Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. King is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Anna Jaques Hospital

Newburyport, MA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

Exeter Hospital

Exeter, NH

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Huggins Hospital

Wolfeboro, NH

83% Patient Experience Rating, 14% higher than the national average

Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Portsmouth, NH

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020)

Wentworth-douglass Hospital

Dover, NH

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

York Hospital

York, ME

85% Patient Experience Rating, 16% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)