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Dr. Amol Saxena, DPM

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Amol Saxena’s RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS (from most recent)

  1. Stress Fractures in Sport: Foot (Springer 2021)
  2. Sesamoidectomy in athletes: report from two centers (accepted JFAS)
  3. Analysis of Talar 204 OCDs (accepted JFAS 2021)
  4. Outcomes of 166 Achilles insertional repairs (2021 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  5. 1st Met OCDs in Hallux Rigidus patients (2021 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  6. Analysis of 188 Achilles Tendon ruptures (2021 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  7. Talar Fractures (Chapter for McGlamry textbook)
  8. Outcomes of talar osteochondral and transchondral lesions using an evidence-based algorithmic approach based on size, location and subchondral plate integrity: a 10-year study on 204 lesions-Abstract (2020 Ortho J Sports Med)
  9. Navicular Stress Fractures: a primer(2020 Asian J Foot Ankle Surg)
  10. Combined ESWT and RSW for Achilles Tendinopathy (2019 Musc Lig Tend)
  11. Valenti Procedure on 100 running & jumping athletes (2019 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  12. Bunion Surgery in athletes: systematic review (2019 J Foot Ankle Surg, M Fournier Lead author)
  13. An Unusual Case of a Fibular Sesamoid Phalangeal Ligament Tear Due to Chronic Trauma.(JAPMA 2019 P.Kim lead author)
  14. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the management of insertional Achilles tendinopathy (2018 Musc Lig Tend J)
  15. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the management of mid-substance Achilles tendinopathy (2018 Musc Lig Tend J)  
  16. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the management of insertional plantar fasciitis: the assert database (2018 Musc Lig Tend J)
  17. Achilles insertional tendinopathy-state of the art (2018 ISAKOS)
  18. Achilles triple rupture in an athletic patient (2018 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  19. A novel method of lateral Lisfranc’s stabilization and report on 5 cases (2018 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  20. Editorial: Should sports injuries and surgeries be policed? (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  21. Peritenolysis and Debridement for main-body(mid-portion) Achilles tendinopathy in athletic patients: results of 107 procedures (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  22. Treatment of plantar fasciitis with radial soundwave “early” is better than after 6 months: a pilot study (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  23. Navicular stress fracture outcomes in athletes: analysis of 62 injuries (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  24. Electromagnetic transduction therapy for Achilles tendinopathy; a preliminary report on a new technology (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  25. Percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy for Achilles tendinopathy is a surgical procedure with similar complications (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  26. 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)
  27. Autogenous Calcaneal Dowel Grafting Proximal Fourth and Fifth Metatarsal Base Fractures:  Technique and Case Series (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  28. Percutaneous plating for fibular fractures (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  29. Randomized Placebo Controlled Placebo Trial to Determine the Placebo Effect Size (w Gerdesmeyer et al Pain Physician 2017)
  30. Medial Displacement Calcaneal osteotomies: Screws vs Plates 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  31. Radial Soundwave for Sesamoiditis 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  32. Synovial Chondromatosis of the ankle: two patients with 22 and more than 120 loose bodies 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  33. Naviculo-cuneiform coalition: case reports of two sibling soccer players 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  34. Chapter: Shoes for Cross-training: in Athletic Footwear M Werd (Ed) Springer 2017
  35. Subtalar Arthroeresis: Prospective study on 100 adult patients 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  36. Current evidence of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in chronic Achilles tendinopathy 2015 Int J Surg
  37. Clinical relative effectiveness of focused ESWT in the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis 2015 J Bone Joint Surg
  38. Rate of Surgical Site Infection Following the Implementation of an Antibiotic Prophylaxis Protocol. J. American Society of Podiatric Surgeons 2014
  39. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession in Arthroskopie Fuss- und Sprunggelenk (German)
  40. Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy in Arthroskopie Fuss- und Sprunggelenk (German)
  41. Medial locking plate versus two screw fixation for fixation of the Ludloff Osteotomy, J Foot Ankle Surg, 2013
  42. 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
  43. A unique procedure for treatment of Osteochondral lesions of the Tarsal Navicular: three cases in athletes. J Foot Ankle Surg, 2013
  44. Vibration and Pressure Wave Therapy for Calf Strains: a Proposed Treatment. J Musc Lig Tend 2013
  45. Commentary in Foot & Ankle Quarterly on “Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy with Platelet-Rich Plasma”, 2013
  46. Commentary in Foot & Ankle Quarterly on “Surgical Interventions for treating acute Achilles tendon rupture: key findings from a recent Cochrane Review”, 2013
  47. Plantar Fascia injuries in athletes (Ch 32) in Foot & Ankle in Sport, (Altchek et al, eds, Lippincott) Nov. 2012
  48. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession J Arthroskopie (German) Nov 2011
  49. 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
  50. 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
  51. Extra-corporeal Pulsed-activated Therapy(“EPAT” Soundwave) for Achilles tendinopathy: a prospective study J Foot Ankle Surg 50(3) 2011
  52. Post-operative physical therapy in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  53. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius recession in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  54. Anterior Ankle & Subtalar Arthroscopy in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  55. Acute Achilles & other tendon ruptures in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  56. Os Trigonum Syndrome in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  57. Ankle OCDS in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  58. Plantar Fasciitis in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  59. Lisfranc’s sprains in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  60. Stress Fractures: Jones, Navicular and Medial Malleolar in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  61. Turf Toe in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  62. Peroneal Tendonopathy in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  63. Insertional & mid-substance Achilles Tendonopathy in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  64. Lapidus Procedure in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  65. Revision First Ray Surgery in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  66. Hallux Rigidus: Distal First Metatarsal Osteotomy/Hohmann procedure in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  67. Hallux Rigidus: Valenti Arthroplasty in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  68. 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)
  69. Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy in Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery, Maffulli & Easley, eds. Springer 2011
  70. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession in Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery, Maffulli & Easley, eds. Springer 2011
  71. Rehabilitation of the operated Achilles tendon: parameters for success. J Foot Ankle Surg 50(1):37-40, 2011
  72. ACSM Sports Medicine Review: test questions for Lower Extremity Stress Fractures, Ankle sprains, Running shoes & orthoses, Brian Davis, MD (ed) 2011
  73. Navicular Stress Fractures: Letter to the Editor, Am J Sports Med  2010
  74. Peroneal Retinaculum Repair: surgical results in 31 athletes J Foot Ankle Surg 2010
  75. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession (w Chris DiGiovanni, MD), in “Minimally Invasive Surgery in Orthopaedics”, (Springer, Scuderi & Tria, Editors),  2009
  76. Subtalar arthroereisis (Mark Easley, MD ed), Techniques in MIS Orthopedic Surgery 2009
  77. Lapidus Bunionectomy: early evaluation of crossed lag screws versus locking plate with plantar lag screw. J Foot Ankle Surg 2009
  78. Removal of an unusual pedal ossicle in an elite athlete: case study. J Foot Ankle Surg 2009
  79. Cuboido-navicular coalitions J Foot Ankle Surg 2009
  80. Wound Complications with Achilles tendon surgery: report on 219 cases. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2008
  81. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession  Zeitschrift fuer Orthopaede  (German) 2007
  82. 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
  83. Articular injuries to the talus in athletes: results of treatment with microfracture and autogenous bone graft. Am J Sports Med 2007
  84. Radiographic findings of bioabsorbable subtalar arthroereisis implants. J Foot Ankle Surg May-June 2007
  85. Navicular Stress Fractures in Athletes: a prospective study. Foot Ankle Int’l  Nov. 2006
  86. Implantable Bone Stimulation: Fusion Rates in 26 Cases. J Foot Ankle Surg, Nov/Dec 2005
  87. Bioabsorbable Screws for Lisfranc’s Diastasis J Foot Ankle Surg,  Nov/Dec 2005
  88. Guest Editor, Indian Journal of Foot Surgery, Peroneal Tendon Pathology, 2005
  89. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession: Preliminary Report on 18 Cases. J Foot Ankle Surg, Sept/Oct 2004
  90. Uni-portal Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy in Athletes: a prospective study. Foot Ankle Int, Dec. 2004
  91. Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis: 10 Cases in the Ankle. Foot Ankle Int’l  Nov. 2004
  92. Plantar Fascia Ruptures in Athletes. Am J Sports Med  May-June 2004
  93. Results of Achilles Tendon Surgery in Elite and Sub-elite Track Athletes. Foot & Ankle Int’l Sept. 2003
  94. Surgical Results of Sesamoidectomy in the Athletic and Active Patients. Foot & Ankle Int’l May 2003
  95. Peroneal Tendon Tears: 49 Cases in 41 Patients. J Foot Ankle Surg July/Aug 2003
  96. “Retrospective review of 91 surgeries for chronic Achilles pathology”. J Am Pod Med Assoc July/Aug 2003
  97. “Peroneal Tendon Abnormalities: a review of 40 cases”.  JAPMA  July/Aug 2003
  98. Tarsal Coalitions: Activity levels with and without surgery. JAPMA July/Aug 2003
  99. Quinolones and Achilles Tendon Rupture. JAPMA July/Aug 2003
  100. Ankle Dorsiflexion in Adolescent Athletes. JAPMA July/Aug 2003
  101. Guest Editorial, J Am Pod Med Assoc, July/Aug 2003 Sports Medicine Issue
  102. “Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Tenotomy” Jan/Feb, 2002, J Foot Ankle Surg
  103. “Achilles Tendinopathy” Kader, Saxena, Moven & Maffulli, July 2002, Br. J Sport Med
  104. “Hypophosphatemic Rickets presenting as recurrent stress fractures in a middle-aged woman” Linde, Saxena & Feldman, March/April, 2001, J Foot Ankle Surg
  105. "The Watershed Band of the Achilles Tendon: Cadaveric and MRI findings” Saxena & Bareither, May/June 2001 J Foot Ankle Surg
  106. “Proximal Fourth Metatarsal Stress Fractures: Jones fracture of the fourth metatarsal” Saxena, Krisdakumtorn, & Erickson July 2001, Foot & Ankle Int’l
  107. "Pushing the Envelope: How soon you can and cannot return an athlete to sports" Fall 2001,Clinics in Pod. Med. & Surg
  108. "Bone Stimulation on Stress Fractures: A Case-Control Study with a Comparison to the Literature" Foot & Ankle Quarterly (13)2, Summer 2000
  109. Guest Editor, Foot & Ankle Quarterly,  “Sports Medicine” Summer 2000 (Editorial)
  110. “Return to Athletic Activity after Foot & Ankle Surgery: A Preliminary Report on Select Procedures” March/April 2000, J. Foot Ankle Surg
  111. “Results of Treatment of 22 Navicular Stress Fractures and a New Proposed Radiographic Classification System,” March/April 2000, J. Foot Ankle Surg
  112. “The Incidence of the Plantaris Tendon - Magnetic Resonance, Surgical and Cadaver Findings,” Foot and Ankle Int’l  July, 2000
  113. Expert Analysis: Foot & Ankle Quarterly: Posterior Tibial Dysfunction (Talo-navicular Fusion), 2000
  114. Guest Editor: Foot and Ankle Quarterly: New Surgical Techniques, Winter Issue 1999 (Audio Lecture: Surgery for Chronic Achilles Problems)
  115. "Keeping Healthy"; Chapter 26, in Breakthrough Running, Human Kinetics Publishing, 2000
  116. "Tips, Quips and Pearls: The Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy," J. Foot Ankle Surg, (2) 2000
  117.  “Lis Franc’s Injuries: A Round Table” Biomechanics April1999
  118. “The Effect of Foot Orthoses on Patellofemoral Syndrome,” June, 1998, The Lower Extremity
  119. “An Interactive Symposium on Procedures to Reduce the First Intermetatarsal Angle,” June 1998, The Lower Extremity
  120. “Tips, Quips, and Pearls: Soft Tissue Anchors,” March/April 1998, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  121. “An Algorithmic Approach to Lisfranc’s Joint,” December, 1997, The Lower Extremity
  122. "Longitudinal Peroneal Tendon Tears," May/June 1997, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  123. "The Ludloff Osteotomy:  A Critical Analysis," March/April 1997, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  124. "Sports Medicine Grand Rounds," Nov/Dec 1996.  Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  125. "Retrocalcaneal Pain:  An Algorithmic Approach," March 1996, The Lower Extremity
  126. “The Long Term Results of Dorsal Approaches to Sesmoidectomies,” Sept 1995, The Lower Extremity
  127. “The Valenti Procedure for Hallux Limitus/Rigidus,” Sept/Oct 1995 J. Foot and Ankle Surgery
  128. "Lateral Ankle Reconstruction:  A Comparison of Soft tissue Metal Anchors versus Split-Peroneus Brevis Tenodesis," March 1995, The Lower Extremity
  129. "Surgical Treatment of Chronic Achilles Tendinitis," May/June 1995, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  130. "Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Ankle," March/April 1995, The Lower Extremity
  131. "Metabolic Etiologies for Pedal Stress Fractures," Mar/Apr 1995, The Lower Extremity
  132. "An Unusual Case of Achilles Paratendinosis," Jan/Feb 1994, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  133. "Unusual Foot Pathologies Mimicking Common Sport Injuries," Mar/Apr 1993, Journal of Foot Surgery
  134. "Postoperative Physical Therapy for Podiatric Surgery," Aug 1992, American Journal of Podiatric Medicine
  135. "Effects of Stretching the Gastrocnemius Muscle," May/June 1991, Journal of Foot Surgery
  136. "Anatomic Dissection of Posterior Tibialis Muscle and Correlation to Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome," Mar/Apr 1990, Journal of Foot Surgery
  137. "A New Radiographic Angle to Assess Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures," May/June 1989, Journal of Foot Surgery
  138. "Footwear and Ankle Stability in the Basketball Player," Apr 1988, Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

UPCOMING ARTICLES/BOOK

  1. Lisfranc’s injuries in athletes (submitted MLTJ)
  2. Consensus for rehabilitation of Achilles Tendon ruptures: the GAIT study group (submitted JFAS)
  3. Not all calcaneal fractures are classifiable (submitted JAPMA)
  4. Results of surgery for tarsal coalition (submitted to JFAS)
  5. Non-pharmaceutical treatments of fractures (Chapter in Bone Stress Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention)
  6. Lisfranc’s fusions 188 cases (submitted ACFAS)
  7. Achilles Avulsions (Submitted Foot & Ankle Surgery)
  8. Absorbable Anchors for Achilles Insertional Repair (submitted MLTJ)

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