Dr. Christopher Arnold is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and native of Northwest Arkansas. He is a graduate of University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS) and completed his orthopedic residency at Hamot Medical Center in Pennsylvania. Dr. Arnold completed his sports medicine fellowship at Harvard University/Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has worked with the New England Patriots and Boston Bruins. Dr. Arnold has served as an Arkansas Razorback team physician since 2008. He is an advanced specialist in knee arthroscopy, knee replacement, cartilage restoration, shoulder repair, fracture care and sports medicine.
He has served as the head team physician at the University of Arkansas since 2008. Dr. Arnold is a member of numerous professional associations including: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arkansas State Medical Society, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedics – UAMS Oct. 1, 2002, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association and the Southern Orthopaedic Association.
He is affiliated with five major hospitals in the area: Washington Regional Medical Center, Health South Rehabilitation, North Hills Surgery Center, North Arkansas Medical Regional Hospital and Physicians Specialty Hospital.
Dr. Arnold has received competitive grants from the Foundation of Sports Medicine Education & Research (FSMER) First Time Investigator Award: Serum Relaxin & ACL Injuries in Female Athletes, as well as Hamot Second Century Foundation, The Effects of ACL Reconstruction of Knee Joint Contact Pressures in vitro.
In addition to his work, Dr. Arnold enjoys snow skiing and hunting. He is also a board member for Physicians Specialty Hospital. He has many hours in continuing education credits to stay abreast of healthcare trends and practices as well as numerous publication and presentations he has produced.
He and his wife, Kimberly Paige Arnold, have two children, Chase and Spencer Paige. They reside in Fayetteville.