Dr. Christopher Arena, MD

Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

About Dr. Arena

Dr. Arena is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in foot and ankle / lower extremity. He completed his undergraduate education at Penn State University majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Bio-Engineering. He then completed his four-year medical school training at West Virginia University where he earned a Doctorate of Medicine degree (M.D.). He returned to Penn State University where he completed a 5-year Orthopedic Surgery Residency/Chief Residency. Following the completion of his residency training, Dr. Arena, completed an Orthopedic Surgery Foot and Ankle Fellowship at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Dr. Arena’s focuses on providing world class, cutting edge orthopedic care for patients with conditions of the lower extremity. He serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of Idaho and the University of Utah and continues to publish research papers in the field of orthopedic surgery. Dr. Arena also serves as a Journal Review for Foot and Ankle International.

To Dr. Arena, patient care is a privilege and helping those to improve their quality of life is the reason he became an orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Christopher Arena, Orthopedic Surgeon, MD


Dr. Arena specializes in foot, ankle, and lower extremity care. He’s well known not only for his clinical and surgical care, but also as a teacher and instructor. To consult with Dr. Arena, please call our office at (208) 457-4211.

Minimally Invasive Lower Extremity Surgery:

  • Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus) Reconstruction Including Minimally Invasive
  • Great toe Arthritis (Hallux Rigidus)
  • Hammertoe Reconstruction Minimally Invasive
  • Arthroscopic/Minimally Invasive Ankle Fusion
  • Metatarsalgia Surgery Minimally Invasive

Lower Extremity Arthritis:

  • Ankle Arthritis – Total Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Arthritis – Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Arthritis – Arthroscopic/Minimally Invasive Fusion
  • Knee Arthritis – Total Knee Replacement
  • Knee Arthritis – Mako Robotic Total Knee Replacement
  • Forefoot Arthritis – Great toe fusion
  • Midfoot Arthritis – Midfoot fusion
  • Hindfoot Arthritis – Hindfoot fusio

Lower Extremity Sports Medicine:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Instability –Ankle Stabilization/ Brostrom
  • Ankle Cartilage Injuries - Osteochondral Lesions

Lower Extremity Trauma:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Talus Fracture
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Lisfranc/Midfoot Injuries
  • Jones Fractures (5th Metatarsal)

Lower Extremity Reconstruction:

  • Flatfoot Deformity Reconstruction
  • High Arch Deformity Reconstruction
  • Achilles Tendinosis/Heel Bump/Haglund’s Deformity
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Revision Foot and Angle Surgery

Non-Operative Treatment:

  • Steroid Injection
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Bracing
  • Orthotics

Adjunct Clinical Instructor

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Medical Journal Reviewer

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