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Tyler Welch, M.D.

Tyler Welch, M.D.

The Seacoast Knee and Sports Surgeon

Dr. Tyler P. Welch is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in disorders and sports-related injuries of the knee, shoulder, and hip. Dr. Welch is an Associate at Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and heads the Cartilage Center.   Dr. Welch is a team physician at the University of New Hampshire and also provides care to local high school and collegiate athletes. Dr. Welch is also the chief of orthopaedic surgery at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.

Dr. Welch has advanced training in arthroscopy and practices the most up-to date, evidence-based, minimally invasive procedures. He completed his fellowship training in arthroscopy and sports medicine at the renowned Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California. During his fellowship, Dr. Welch trained under leaders in the field of knee, shoulder, and hip arthroscopy. As a fellow, Dr. Welch served as an associate physician for the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team, the Los Angeles Kings professional hockey team, the Los Angeles Dodgers professional baseball team, and the USC football team.

Active in the field of sports medicine, Dr. Welch is a member of numerous academic societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the New England Shoulder and Elbow Society (NESES), and the New England Orthopaedic Society (NEOS). Dr. Welch has published multiple peer-reviewed articles and has also received several grants for his research efforts, including a resident research grant from the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, a fellowship grant from Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, and a basic science research grant from Ossur Americas, a leading prosthetic and orthotic company.

Dr. Welch cares for patients and athletes of all ages and ability, from professional athletes to weekend warriors. Dr. Welch believes in comprehensive care for his patients and often recommends a multi-faceted approach for treatment, including physical therapy, bracing, adjusting one’s workout routine (for example, cross-training instead of high impact training), as well as oral anti-inflammatory medications and/or injections. In those patients who require surgery, Dr. Welch’s areas of expertise includes arthroscopic meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, cartilage restoration, and robotic-assisted resurfacing in the knee, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, biceps tenodesis, and labrum repair in the shoulder, and arthroscopic labrum repair, labrum reconstruction, femoro-acetabular impingement surgery, and gluteal repair in the hip.

A native of Connecticut, Dr. Welch completed his undergraduate studies at Colgate University, a post-baccalaureate program at Harvard University, and medical school at the University of Connecticut.   Dr. Welch completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. During his residency, Dr. Welch trained with leading surgeons at Boston Medical Center and at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts, where he received the Resident Research Award in 2013. Following residency, Dr. Welch completed an additional subspecialty fellowship in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California.

  • Sports Medicine
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Arthroscopic Hip Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee, Shoulder Surgery
  • Joint Replacement

Education

BA, Colgate University
Post-Baccalaureate, Harvard University Extension School
MD, University of Connecticut

Training

Internship: Monmouth Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Boston University

Fellowship

Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
Assistant Team Physician 2014-15: Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Los Angeles Dodgers, USC football

Professional Memberships

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
New England Shoulder and Elbow Society
New England Orthopaedic Society