Dr. Thomas Knox, MD

Dr. Thomas Knox, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Thomas Knox, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Mountain Home, AR and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

3 Medical Plz

Mountain Home, AR 72653

Contact Information

(870) 424-3400

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Limb Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Knox's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Knox "Board Certified since 1985 by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Fellow - American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Membership in the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Membership in the Arkansas Orthopaedic Society I have been greatly humbled and emotionally rewarded in my career as an orthopaedic surgeon. There are many conditions for which my ability to make an accurate diagnosis, perform a certain surgical procedure or assist a patient in receiving care in another setting have greatly enhanced a patient's quality of life. Patients place their trust in me, and I do my best to earn and honor that trust. I wanted to be a physician from 6 years of age, and I cannot imagine doing anything else. I love my career."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Knox "After examining my patient, I try to explain my diagnosis in an understandable manner, offering conservative treatments options, if available. No matter the recommendation, the decision about the type or degree of care is always the patient's. I never pressure my patient into making a decision she or he is uncomfortable with.

I share educational information with my patients and encourage them to seek further education. An educated patient will be more likely to participate in a way which aids in his or her recovery. "

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

77  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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38  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Missouri
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • University Of Kentucky Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Of Kentucky Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Knox's Reviews

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

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

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  • 3
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Dr. Knox'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
Dr. Knox Says:

I strive to have a positive encounter with you, the patient. I know that you are entrusting me with your care. To the extent that I sometimes fail, I express regret and take any negative feedback as a time to reflect on where I may have fallen short. I am all too human at times. I am lifted by the thousands of rewarding and satisfying encounters which my patients have reported to me through the years.


Patient Comments (6)

Mother went in for review of a MRI, Dr. Knox came in and spent 2 minutes telling her she had arthritis in her knee and bulging disk in her back, then said "you need physical therapy" and that was it. She tried to ask him multiple questions, all which he answered in two words or less while trying to...more
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Mr. Wells, I am sorry I disappointed you and your mother during her recent visit. I try to communicate clearly my interpretation of findings and recommendations for care. If I did not achieve that then I will certainly strive to improve myself in the future.

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Excellent doctor. He can come and go in the exam room pretty quickly so be prepared. Do your research ahead of time so you know what questions you should ask, OR, just tell him you need everything explained in detail. He will. He's a very kind and caring man.
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Talented surgeon who repaired both of my shoulders and I am doing great now. He is smart, specific and clear in his instructions and after care. I have great confidence in him.
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I had arthroscopic shoulder surgery on my left shoulder and for reasons unknown, the shoulder froze. Scar tissue had built up and I was in a lot of pain. Doctor Knox went back in and cut the scar tissue out freeing up the shoulder. I guess the other option would be to put a person under and...more
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Dr. Knox is an incredible diagnostician and surgeon. I trust his opinions. He is honest, begins with a conservative approach to ailments and is a great communicator. My husband, my mother-in-law and I have all been patients for various issues over the years. Between the three of us, all...more
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