Christopher A. Juels DPM, FACFAS

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Foot & Ankle Surgery



Joined Staff

October 2019


Undergraduate: Beloit College, WI, 2011
Med School: Des Moines University, IA 2015
Residency: Ascension Wheaton Franciscan, Milwaukee, WI 2015-2018

Other Information

Fellowship: Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Reconstruction, CORE Institute, Phoenix, AZ, 2018-2019
Orthopedic Trauma Apprenticeship: University of Missouri, MO 2017
Total Ankle Replacement Apprenticeship: Shasta Orthopaedics, CA 2018


Dr. Juels is a fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeon who provides specialized expertise in total ankle replacements, hindfoot and ankle reconstruction, foot and ankle trauma, sports injuries, Charcot reconstruction ankle arthroscopy, adult and pediatric flatfoot reconstruction, forefoot reconstruction, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Juels was raised in a small town outside of Iowa City, Iowa, where he attended West Branch High School. He was very involved in athletics growing up and played football at Beloit College in Wisconsin. He majored in chemistry at Beloit and graduated with honors. He attended Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical School-CPMS for his medical education and was salutatorian of his class. Dr. Juels completed his foot and ankle surgical residency at Ascension/Wheaton Franciscan-St. Joseph’s in Milwaukee. During residency, Dr. Juels held the leadership position of chief resident and worked with national leaders in the field of reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. He received trauma training at the University of Missouri and total ankle replacement training in California with Shasta Orthopaedics. He then completed a one-year advanced foot and ankle reconstruction fellowship at The CORE Institute in Phoenix, which included an emphasis on complex hindfoot and ankle reconstruction as well as primary and revision total ankle replacements. Dr. Juels has presented and published several manuscripts and research projects pertaining to foot and ankle reconstruction. This includes topics such as plantar plate repair, ankle fractures, total ankle replacement, talus allografting, and Lisfranc injuries. Dr. Juels emphasizes treating each of his patients as if they were his own family and utilizes nonoperative management whenever possible and precise surgery when required. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife (Katie), his daughter (Lyla), his son (Leo) and his dog (Zoie). His hobbies include playing basketball, golfing, fishing, wakeboarding, and hiking.


Ankle Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendinopathy (Mid-substance and Insertional)
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Ankle Osteochondral Lesions
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Hindfoot Arthritis
  • Loose Body in the Ankle
  • Peroneal Tendon Disorders
  • Posterior Tibial Tendinitis
  • Ankle Trauma

Ankle Surgeries

  • Achilles Tendon Repair & Reconstruction
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Fixation
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Repair & Reconstruction
  • Ankle Stabilizations
  • BioCartilage Application
  • Cartilage Procedures of the Ankle
  • Osteochondral Lesion Repair
  • Removal of Loose Bodies
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Reconstruction
  • Tendon Transfers
  • Total Ankle Replacement, primary and revision

Foot Conditions

  • Arthritis of the Midfoot and Forefoot
  • Bunion
  • Cavovarus (High Arch) Foot
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot Drop
  • Lesser Toe Conditions (Claw Toe, Mallet Toe, Hammer Toe)
  • Turf Toe
  • Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Foot Surgeries

  • Bunion Correction
  • Cavus (High Arch) Foot Reconstruction
  • Flatfoot Reconstruction
  • Foot Fracture Fixation
  • Foot Fusion Procedures
  • Hammertoe Correction

Non-Surgical Treatment

  • Bracing
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Orthotics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Orthobiologics (Stem Cell Therapy, PRP)
  • Shoe Wear Modifications
  • Casting/Splinting