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Dr. Amol Saxena, DPM
Palo Alto Foundation
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Dept. of Sports Medicine
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Dr. Amol Saxena, DPM

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Amol Saxena’s RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS (from most recent)

  1. Achilles triple rupture in an athletic patient (2018 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  2. A novel method of lateral Lisfranc’s stabilization and report on 5 cases (2018 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  3. Editorial: Should sports injuries and surgeries be policed? (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  4. Peritenolysis and Debridement for main-body(mid-portion) Achilles tendinopathy in athletic patients: results of 107 procedures (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  5. Treatment of plantar fasciitis with radial soundwave “early” is better than after 6 months: a pilot study (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  6. Navicular stress fracture outcomes in athletes: analysis of 62 injuries (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  7. Electromagnetic transduction therapy for Achilles tendinopathy; a preliminary report on a new technology (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  8. Percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy for Achilles tendinopathy is a surgical procedure with similar complications (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  9. Treatment of medial tibial stress syndrome with radial soundwave therapy in elite athletes: current evidence, report on two cases and proposed treatment regimen (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  10. Autogenous Calcaneal Dowel Grafting Proximal Fourth and Fifth Metatarsal Base Fractures:  Technique and Case Series (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  11. Percutaneous plating for fibular fractures (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  12. Randomized Placebo Controlled Placebo Trial to Determine the Placebo Effect Size (w Gerdesmeyer et al Pain Physician 2017)
  13. Medial Displacement Calcaneal osteotomies: Screws vs Plates 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  14. Radial Soundwave for Sesamoiditis 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  15. Synovial Chondromatosis of the ankle: two patients with 22 and more than 120 loose bodies 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  16. Naviculo-cuneiform coalition: case reports of two sibling soccer players 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  17. Chapter: Shoes for Cross-training: in Athletic Footwear M Werd (Ed) Springer 2017
  18. Subtalar Arthroeresis: Prospective study on 100 adult patients 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  19. Current evidence of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in chronic Achilles tendinopathy 2015 Int J Surg
  20. Clinical relative effectiveness of focused ESWT in the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis 2015 J Bone Joint Surg
  21. Rate of Surgical Site Infection Following the Implementation of an Antibiotic Prophylaxis Protocol. J. American Society of Podiatric Surgeons 2014
  22. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession in Arthroskopie Fuss- und Sprunggelenk (German)
  23. Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy in Arthroskopie Fuss- und Sprunggelenk (German)
  24. Medial locking plate versus two screw fixation for fixation of the Ludloff Osteotomy, J Foot Ankle Surg, 2013
  25. Comparison between Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, Placebo ESWT and Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy for the Treatment of Chronic Plantar Heel Pain in the Athlete. J Musc Lig Tend, 2013
  26. A unique procedure for treatment of Osteochondral lesions of the Tarsal Navicular: three cases in athletes. J Foot Ankle Surg, 2013
  27. Vibration and Pressure Wave Therapy for Calf Strains: a Proposed Treatment. J Musc Lig Tend 2013
  28. Commentary in Foot & Ankle Quarterly on “Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy with Platelet-Rich Plasma”, 2013
  29. Commentary in Foot & Ankle Quarterly on “Surgical Interventions for treating acute Achilles tendon rupture: key findings from a recent Cochrane Review”, 2013
  30. Plantar Fascia injuries in athletes (Ch 32) in Foot & Ankle in Sport, (Altchek et al, eds, Lippincott) Nov. 2012
  31. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession J Arthroskopie (German) Nov 2011
  32. Use of a novel treadmill for rehabilitation of the Achilles tendon: a pilot study  (Poster @ 2010 ACFAS Ann’l Meeting)J Foot Ankle Surg 50(5) 2011
  33. Magnetic Resonance Imaging and incidental findings of lateral ankle pathological features with asymptomatic ankles (presented @ 2010 ACFAS Ann’l meeting) J Foot Ankle Surg 50(4) 2011
  34. Extra-corporeal Pulsed-activated Therapy(“EPAT” Soundwave) for Achilles tendinopathy: a prospective study J Foot Ankle Surg 50(3) 2011
  35. Post-operative physical therapy in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  36. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius recession in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  37. Anterior Ankle & Subtalar Arthroscopy in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  38. Acute Achilles & other tendon ruptures in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  39. Os Trigonum Syndrome in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  40. Ankle OCDS in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  41. Plantar Fasciitis in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  42. Lisfranc’s sprains in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  43. Stress Fractures: Jones, Navicular and Medial Malleolar in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  44. Turf Toe in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  45. Peroneal Tendonopathy in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  46. Insertional & mid-substance Achilles Tendonopathy in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  47. Lapidus Procedure in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  48. Revision First Ray Surgery in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  49. Hallux Rigidus: Distal First Metatarsal Osteotomy/Hohmann procedure in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  50. Hallux Rigidus: Valenti Arthroplasty in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  51. Extra-corporeal pulsed activated (“EPAT”) sound-wave for Achilles tendinopathy: a prospective study ( J Foot Ankle Surg 50(2): 2011, Poster 2011 ACFAS Ann’l meeting)
  52. Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy in Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery, Maffulli & Easley, eds. Springer 2011
  53. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession in Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery, Maffulli & Easley, eds. Springer 2011
  54. Rehabilitation of the operated Achilles tendon: parameters for success. J Foot Ankle Surg 50(1):37-40, 2011
  55. ACSM Sports Medicine Review: test questions for Lower Extremity Stress Fractures, Ankle sprains, Running shoes & orthoses, Brian Davis, MD (ed) 2011
  56. Navicular Stress Fractures: Letter to the Editor, Am J Sports Med  2010
  57. Peroneal Retinaculum Repair: surgical results in 31 athletes J Foot Ankle Surg 2010
  58. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession (w Chris DiGiovanni, MD), in “Minimally Invasive Surgery in Orthopaedics”, (Springer, Scuderi & Tria, Editors),  2009
  59. Subtalar arthroereisis (w Mark Easley, MD), Techniques in MIS Orthopedic Surgery 2009
  60. Lapidus Bunionectomy: early evaluation of crossed lag screws versus locking plate with plantar lag screw. J Foot Ankle Surg 2009
  61. Removal of an unusual pedal ossicle in an elite athlete: case study. J Foot Ankle Surg 2009
  62. Cuboido-navicular coalitions J Foot Ankle Surg 2009
  63. Wound Complications with Achilles tendon surgery: report on 219 cases. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2008
  64. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession  Zeitschrift fuer Orthopaede  (German) 2007
  65. The Achilles Tendon, Ankle Equinus and the Athlete (w Chris DiGiovanni, MD), in “The Achilles Tendon” (N. Maffulli, MD & L Almekinders, MD Editors) Springer-Verlag 2007
  66. Articular injuries to the talus in athletes: results of treatment with microfracture and autogenous bone graft. Am J Sports Med 2007
  67. Radiographic findings of bioabsorbable subtalar arthroereisis implants. J Foot Ankle Surg May-June 2007
  68. Navicular Stress Fractures in Athletes: a prospective study. Foot Ankle Int’l  Nov. 2006
  69. Implantable Bone Stimulation: Fusion Rates in 26 Cases. J Foot Ankle Surg, Nov/Dec 2005
  70. Bioabsorbable Screws for Lisfranc’s Diastasis J Foot Ankle Surg,  Nov/Dec 2005
  71. Guest Editor, Indian Journal of Foot Surgery, Peroneal Tendon Pathology, 2005
  72. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession: Preliminary Report on 18 Cases. J Foot Ankle Surg, Sept/Oct 2004
  73. Uni-portal Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy in Athletes: a prospective study. Foot Ankle Int, Dec. 2004
  74. Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis: 10 Cases in the Ankle. Foot Ankle Int’l  Nov. 2004
  75. Plantar Fascia Ruptures in Athletes. Am J Sports Med  May-June 2004
  76. Results of Achilles Tendon Surgery in Elite and Sub-elite Track Athletes. Foot & Ankle Int’l Sept. 2003
  77. Surgical Results of Sesamoidectomy in the Athletic and Active Patients. Foot & Ankle Int’l May 2003
  78. Peroneal Tendon Tears: 49 Cases in 41 Patients. J Foot Ankle Surg July/Aug 2003
  79. “Retrospective review of 91 surgeries for chronic Achilles pathology”. J Am Pod Med Assoc July/Aug 2003
  80. “Peroneal Tendon Abnormalities: a review of 40 cases”.  JAPMA  July/Aug 2003
  81. Tarsal Coalitions: Activity levels with and without surgery. JAPMA July/Aug 2003
  82. Quinolones and Achilles Tendon Rupture. JAPMA July/Aug 2003
  83. Ankle Dorsiflexion in Adolescent Athletes. JAPMA July/Aug 2003
  84. Guest Editorial, J Am Pod Med Assoc, July/Aug 2003 Sports Medicine Issue
  85. “Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Tenotomy” Jan/Feb, 2002, J Foot Ankle Surg
  86. “Achilles Tendinopathy” Kader, Saxena, Moven & Maffulli, July 2002, Br. J Sport Med
  87. “Hypophosphatemic Rickets presenting as recurrent stress fractures in a middle-aged woman” Linde, Saxena & Feldman, March/April, 2001, J Foot Ankle Surg
  88. "The Watershed Band of the Achilles Tendon: Cadaveric and MRI findings” Saxena & Bareither, May/June 2001 J Foot Ankle Surg
  89. “Proximal Fourth Metatarsal Stress Fractures: Jones fracture of the fourth metatarsal” Saxena, Krisdakumtorn, & Erickson July 2001, Foot & Ankle Int’l
  90. "Pushing the Envelope: How soon you can and cannot return an athlete to sports" Fall 2001,Clinics in Pod. Med. & Surg
  91. "Bone Stimulation on Stress Fractures: A Case-Control Study with a Comparison to the Literature" Foot & Ankle Quarterly (13)2, Summer 2000
  92. Guest Editor, Foot & Ankle Quarterly,  “Sports Medicine” Summer 2000 (Editorial)
  93. “Return to Athletic Activity after Foot & Ankle Surgery: A Preliminary Report on Select Procedures” March/April 2000, J. Foot Ankle Surg
  94. “Results of Treatment of 22 Navicular Stress Fractures and a New Proposed Radiographic Classification System,” March/April 2000, J. Foot Ankle Surg
  95. “The Incidence of the Plantaris Tendon - Magnetic Resonance, Surgical and Cadaver Findings,” Foot and Ankle Int’l  July, 2000
  96. Expert Analysis: Foot & Ankle Quarterly: Posterior Tibial Dysfunction (Talo-navicular Fusion), 2000
  97. Guest Editor: Foot and Ankle Quarterly: New Surgical Techniques, Winter Issue 1999 (Audio Lecture: Surgery for Chronic Achilles Problems)
  98. "Keeping Healthy"; Chapter 26, in Breakthrough Running, Human Kinetics Publishing, 2000
  99. "Tips, Quips and Pearls: The Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy," J. Foot Ankle Surg, (2) 2000
  100.  “Lis Franc’s Injuries: A Round Table” Biomechanics April1999
  101. “The Effect of Foot Orthoses on Patellofemoral Syndrome,” June, 1998, The Lower Extremity
  102. “An Interactive Symposium on Procedures to Reduce the First Intermetatarsal Angle,” June 1998, The Lower Extremity
  103. “Tips, Quips, and Pearls: Soft Tissue Anchors,” March/April 1998, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  104. “An Algorithmic Approach to Lisfranc’s Joint,” December, 1997, The Lower Extremity
  105. "Longitudinal Peroneal Tendon Tears," May/June 1997, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  106. "The Ludloff Osteotomy:  A Critical Analysis," March/April 1997, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  107. "Sports Medicine Grand Rounds," Nov/Dec 1996.  Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  108. "Retrocalcaneal Pain:  An Algorithmic Approach," March 1996, The Lower Extremity
  109. “The Long Term Results of Dorsal Approaches to Sesmoidectomies,” Sept 1995, The Lower Extremity
  110. “The Valenti Procedure for Hallux Limitus/Rigidus,” Sept/Oct 1995 J. Foot and Ankle Surgery
  111. "Lateral Ankle Reconstruction:  A Comparison of Soft tissue Metal Anchors versus Split-Peroneus Brevis Tenodesis," March 1995, The Lower Extremity
  112. "Surgical Treatment of Chronic Achilles Tendinitis," May/June 1995, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  113. "Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Ankle," March/April 1995, The Lower Extremity
  114. "Metabolic Etiologies for Pedal Stress Fractures," Mar/Apr 1995, The Lower Extremity
  115. "An Unusual Case of Achilles Paratendinosis," Jan/Feb 1994, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  116. "Unusual Foot Pathologies Mimicking Common Sport Injuries," Mar/Apr 1993, Journal of Foot Surgery
  117. "Postoperative Physical Therapy for Podiatric Surgery," Aug 1992, American Journal of Podiatric Medicine
  118. "Effects of Stretching the Gastrocnemius Muscle," May/June 1991, Journal of Foot Surgery
  119. "Anatomic Dissection of Posterior Tibialis Muscle and Correlation to Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome," Mar/Apr 1990, Journal of Foot Surgery
  120. "A New Radiographic Angle to Assess Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures," May/June 1989, Journal of Foot Surgery
  121. "Footwear and Ankle Stability in the Basketball Player," Apr 1988, Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

UPCOMING ARTICLES/BOOK Chapters accepted

  1.  Achilles insertional tendinopathy-state of the art (2018 ISAKOS)
  2. Valenti Procedure on 100 running & jumping athletes (2018 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  3. Lisfranc’s injuries in athletes

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