Dr. Thomas E. Knox has practiced as an orthopaedic surgeon in Mountain Home since 1983. Dr. Knox earned his medical degree at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, and completed his residency and internship at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Knox is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is an active staff physician at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, AR and at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison, AR. He currently holds active medical licenses in Arkansas and Missouri. He has served as Baxter Regional Medical Center's Chief of Surgery and chairman of the hospital's Credentials Committee and the Surgery Committee. He is a Board Certified fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedics and Surgeons, and a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).
The AANA provides accredited continuing medical education for physicians and promotes knowledge of arthroscopic surgery to improve diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.
Use of the arthroscope allows surgeons to diagnose and repair injuries or abnormalities inside joints of the body. Dr. Knox has active member status with AANA as a board certified surgeon who performs at least 50 arthroscopic procedures per year.
Both originally from Thayer, Mo., Dr. Knox and his wife of 41 years, the former Deborah Alford, reside in Mountain Home. They have two adult children, Cortland and Sarah. Dr. Knox and Deborah have been actively involved in the Mountain Home community, supporting many charitable, civic, educational, medical and cultural causes. Dr. Knox is an avid motorcyclist, runner, photographer, and pilot. The couple enjoys traveling and spending time hiking and canoeing.