Dr. Thomas King, MD

Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 68
  
Dr. King
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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. Dr. King has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Anna Jaques Hospital and Exeter Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. King to book an appointment.


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Dr. King accepts the following insurance:

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Bronze Pathway X Enhanced w/ PD-NH HMO
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced with H.S.A w/ PD-NH HMO
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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. King treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of their peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Knee Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. King performs Knee Surgery more than 96% of their peers

Dr. King performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

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Dr. King's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Foot Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Dr. King's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. King

4.8

Based on 49 ratings

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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.
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Pat Kehoe – Aug 11, 2020
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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.
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Mary Ann – May 28, 2020
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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.
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Mar 18, 2020
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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!!!
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Chris B – Mar 11, 2020
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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.
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Karen – Feb 14, 2020
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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.
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Sue Merrill – Jan 10, 2020
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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!!!
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  • Explained conditions well
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Dr. Vernon Owen Grumbling – Jan 06, 2020
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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!
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Victor Torti in North Hampton, NH – Oct 11, 2019
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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!
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Steve W. – Aug 15, 2019
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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!
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Sue in Exeter, NH – Jun 14, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Helen in ME, ME – Aug 10, 2018
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Dr. king is an excellent surgeon, and he explains in great detail what to expect post surgery. I received excellent care from all of the staff members, they were very thorough.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Carolyn in Rye NH – Jun 01, 2018
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Dr. King replaced my knee joint 11/17. He's a master craftsman. I'm grateful that my sister told me about him. I can't imagine that there could be a better surgeon around. Thanks Dr. King
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Tom Orzechowski in Nottingham nh – Jan 26, 2018
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I had bilateral total knee replacements on July 18 2012 (both at the same time) I was downhill skiing in 5 and a half months. Dr. King and his entire office were wonderful. They don't sugarcoat the truth. He gave me the information I needed to make all my decisions and then worked with me on my goals and expectations. I wish I hadn't waited so long to do this. It was life changing. I am almost 60 now and more active than I was at 50. Thank you Dr. King and Team -Jean S
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Jean Sousa in Stratham NH – Dec 05, 2017
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Dr King did both my knees 4 weeks apart. I came home the same day, with very little pain. I went from not being able to walk from room to room without horrible pain. My knees were very arthritic bone on bone, they were both completely worn out. I am now walking 3 miles a day NO PAIN. I'm a new person thanks to Dr King. I would definitely recommend Dr King he's the best.
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Dixie Jacques in Dover, NH – Jul 03, 2017
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He is a great Doctor and has helped me with both knees and my left hip
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Joan Calo in Bonita Springs, FL – Jun 22, 2017
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Great guy. He has operated on me twice one scope and one knee replacement. Can't say enough good things about this doctor.
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Mike in Kittery, ME – May 09, 2017
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About Me

The best technology and techniques.

The safest and  most appropriate  pathway to help patients achieve their goals .

To never abandon  trying to meet my patients' expectations. 

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • English

Awards

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

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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

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Anna Jaques Hospital

Newburyport, MA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Exeter Hospital

Exeter, NH

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019)

Huggins Hospital

Wolfeboro, NH

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Portsmouth, NH

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Wentworth - Douglass Hospital

Dover, NH

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

York Hospital

York, ME

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)