Dr. Amol Saxena, DPM
Palo Alto Foundation
Medical Group
Dept. of Sports Medicine
3rd Floor, Clark Building
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Office: 650-853-2943
Fax: 650-853-6094
Map | Directions

Dr. Amol Saxena, DPM


The Real Power of Super Shoes Could Be Supercharged Training

'Reinvigorated' by Racing Break, Galen Rupp Is Ready for His Next Challenge

Amol Saxena Featured in TIME Magazine Article:
You Asked: What’s the Best Way to Treat Plantar Fasciitis?

Amol Saxena Scientific Articles Published as of 2023

  1. Surgical Management of Chronic Achilles Tendon Rupture: Evidence-based Guidelines (Int J of Ortho Surg & Research)
  2. Outcomes using focused shockwave for bone stress injuries in runners. J Bioengineering 2023
  3. Bone Stress Injuries using carbon fiber plate footwear (Sports Medicine 2023)
  4. Tarsal coalition resections: a long‑term retrospective analysis of 97 resections in 78 patients. (J Ortho Surg and Res 2022)
  5. Insertional Achilles Tendon Repair with Bioabsorbable Anchors and Suture (Musc Lig Tend J 2022)
  6. The double postero-medial portals endoscopy for posterior ankle impingement syndrome in athletes. J Ortho Trauma 2022 (Maffulli et al)
  7. Stimulation of human bone marrow by mesenchymal stem cells by electromagnetic transduction therapy. Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine 2022 (Gerdesmeyer et al)
  8. Lisfranc’s injuries in athletes (Musc Lig Tend J 2021)
  9. Consensus for rehabilitation of Achilles Tendon ruptures: the GAIT study group (JFAS 2021)
  10. Acute and Chronic Lisfranc’s fusions 188 cases (JFAS 2021)
  11. Stress Fractures in Sport: Foot (Maffulli, Robertson, eds)(Springer 2021)
  12. Sesamoidectomy in athletes: report from two centers (JFAS 2021)
  13. Non-pharmaceutical treatments of fractures (Chapter in Bone Stress Injuries: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention (Fredericson & Tenforde, eds)(Springer 2021)
  14. Analysis of Talar 204 OCDs (JFAS 2021)
  15. Outcomes of 166 Achilles insertional repairs (2021 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  16. 1st Met OCDs in Hallux Rigidus patients (2021 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  17. Analysis of 188 Achilles Tendon ruptures (2021 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  18. Talar Fractures (Chapter for McGlamry textbook)
  19. 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)
  20. Navicular Stress Fractures: a primer(2020 Asian J Foot Ankle Surg)
  21. Combined ESWT and RSW for Achilles Tendinopathy (2019 Musc Lig Tend)
  22. Valenti Procedure on 100 running & jumping athletes (2019 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  23. Bunion Surgery in athletes: systematic review (2019 J Foot Ankle Surg, M Fournier Lead author)
  24. An Unusual Case of a Fibular Sesamoid Phalangeal Ligament Tear Due to Chronic Trauma.(JAPMA 2019 P.Kim lead author)
  25. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the management of insertional Achilles tendinopathy (2018 Musc Lig Tend J)
  26. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the management of mid-substance Achilles tendinopathy (2018 Musc Lig Tend J) 
  27. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the management of insertional plantar fasciitis: the assert database (2018 Musc Lig Tend J)
  28. Achilles insertional tendinopathy-state of the art (2018 ISAKOS)
  29. Achilles triple rupture in an athletic patient (2018 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  30. A novel method of lateral Lisfranc’s stabilization and report on 5 cases (2018 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  31. Editorial: Should sports injuries and surgeries be policed? (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  32. Peritenolysis and Debridement for main-body(mid-portion) Achilles tendinopathy in athletic patients: results of 107 procedures (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  33. Treatment of plantar fasciitis with radial soundwave “early” is better than after 6 months: a pilot study (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  34. Navicular stress fracture outcomes in athletes: analysis of 62 injuries (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  35. Electromagnetic transduction therapy for Achilles tendinopathy; a preliminary report on a new technology (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  36. Percutaneous ultrasonic tenotomy for Achilles tendinopathy is a surgical procedure with similar complications (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  37. 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)
  38. Autogenous Calcaneal Dowel Grafting Proximal Fourth and Fifth Metatarsal Base Fractures:  Technique and Case Series (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  39. Percutaneous plating for fibular fractures (2017 J Foot Ankle Surg)
  40. Randomized Placebo Controlled Placebo Trial to Determine the Placebo Effect Size (w Gerdesmeyer et al Pain Physician 2017)
  41. Medial Displacement Calcaneal osteotomies: Screws vs Plates 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  42. Radial Soundwave for Sesamoiditis 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  43. Synovial Chondromatosis of the ankle: two patients with 22 and more than 120 loose bodies 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  44. Naviculo-cuneiform coalition: case reports of two sibling soccer players 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  45. Chapter: Shoes for Cross-training: in Athletic Footwear M Werd (Ed) Springer 2017
  46. Subtalar Arthroeresis: Prospective study on 100 adult patients 2016 J Foot Ankle Surg
  47. Current evidence of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in chronic Achilles tendinopathy 2015 Int J Surg
  48. Clinical relative effectiveness of focused ESWT in the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis 2015 J Bone Joint Surg
  49. Rate of Surgical Site Infection Following the Implementation of an Antibiotic Prophylaxis Protocol. J. American Society of Podiatric Surgeons 2014
  50. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession in Arthroskopie Fuss- und Sprunggelenk (German)
  51. Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy in Arthroskopie Fuss- und Sprunggelenk (German)
  52. Medial locking plate versus two screw fixation for fixation of the Ludloff Osteotomy, J Foot Ankle Surg, 2013
  53. 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
  54. A unique procedure for treatment of Osteochondral lesions of the Tarsal Navicular: three cases in athletes. J Foot Ankle Surg, 2013
  55. Vibration and Pressure Wave Therapy for Calf Strains: a Proposed Treatment. J Musc Lig Tend 2013
  56. Commentary in Foot & Ankle Quarterly on “Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy with Platelet-Rich Plasma”, 2013
  57. Commentary in Foot & Ankle Quarterly on “Surgical Interventions for treating acute Achilles tendon rupture: key findings from a recent Cochrane Review”, 2013
  58. Plantar Fascia injuries in athletes (Ch 32) in Foot & Ankle in Sport, (Altchek et al, eds, Lippincott) Nov. 2012
  59. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession J Arthroskopie (German) Nov 2011
  60. 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
  61. 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
  62. Extra-corporeal Pulsed-activated Therapy(“EPAT” Soundwave) for Achilles tendinopathy: a prospective study J Foot Ankle Surg 50(3) 2011
  63. Post-operative physical therapy in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  64. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius recession in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  65. Anterior Ankle & Subtalar Arthroscopy in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  66. Acute Achilles & other tendon ruptures in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  67. Os Trigonum Syndrome in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  68. Ankle OCDS in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  69. Plantar Fasciitis in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  70. Lisfranc’s sprains in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  71. Stress Fractures: Jones, Navicular and Medial Malleolar in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  72. Turf Toe in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  73. Peroneal Tendonopathy in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  74. Insertional & mid-substance Achilles Tendonopathy in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  75. Lapidus Procedure in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  76. Revision First Ray Surgery in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  77. Hallux Rigidus: Distal First Metatarsal Osteotomy/Hohmann procedure in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  78. Hallux Rigidus: Valenti Arthroplasty in International Advances in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Springer 2011
  79. 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)
  80. Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy in Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery, Maffulli & Easley, eds. Springer 2011
  81. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession in Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery, Maffulli & Easley, eds. Springer 2011
  82. Rehabilitation of the operated Achilles tendon: parameters for success. J Foot Ankle Surg 50(1):37-40, 2011
  83. ACSM Sports Medicine Review: test questions for Lower Extremity Stress Fractures, Ankle sprains, Running shoes & orthoses, Brian Davis, MD (ed) 2011
  84. Navicular Stress Fractures: Letter to the Editor, Am J Sports Med  2010
  85. Peroneal Retinaculum Repair: surgical results in 31 athletes J Foot Ankle Surg 2010
  86. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession (w Chris DiGiovanni, MD), in “Minimally Invasive Surgery in Orthopaedics”, (Springer, Scuderi & Tria, Editors),  2009
  87. Subtalar arthroereisis (Mark Easley, MD ed), Techniques in MIS Orthopedic Surgery 2009
  88. Lapidus Bunionectomy: early evaluation of crossed lag screws versus locking plate with plantar lag screw. J Foot Ankle Surg 2009
  89. Removal of an unusual pedal ossicle in an elite athlete: case study. J Foot Ankle Surg 2009
  90. Cuboido-navicular coalitions J Foot Ankle Surg 2009
  91. Wound Complications with Achilles tendon surgery: report on 219 cases. J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2008
  92. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession  Zeitschrift fuer Orthopaede  (German) 2007
  93. 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
  94. Articular injuries to the talus in athletes: results of treatment with microfracture and autogenous bone graft. Am J Sports Med 2007
  95. Radiographic findings of bioabsorbable subtalar arthroereisis implants. J Foot Ankle Surg May-June 2007
  96. Navicular Stress Fractures in Athletes: a prospective study. Foot Ankle Int’l  Nov. 2006
  97. Implantable Bone Stimulation: Fusion Rates in 26 Cases. J Foot Ankle Surg, Nov/Dec 2005
  98. Bioabsorbable Screws for Lisfranc’s Diastasis J Foot Ankle Surg,  Nov/Dec 2005
  99. Guest Editor, Indian Journal of Foot Surgery, Peroneal Tendon Pathology, 2005
  100. Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession: Preliminary Report on 18 Cases. J Foot Ankle Surg, Sept/Oct 2004
  101. Uni-portal Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy in Athletes: a prospective study. Foot Ankle Int, Dec. 2004
  102. Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis: 10 Cases in the Ankle. Foot Ankle Int’l  Nov. 2004
  103. Plantar Fascia Ruptures in Athletes. Am J Sports Med  May-June 2004
  104. Results of Achilles Tendon Surgery in Elite and Sub-elite Track Athletes. Foot & Ankle Int’l Sept. 2003
  105. Surgical Results of Sesamoidectomy in the Athletic and Active Patients. Foot & Ankle Int’l May 2003
  106. Peroneal Tendon Tears: 49 Cases in 41 Patients. J Foot Ankle Surg July/Aug 2003
  107. “Retrospective review of 91 surgeries for chronic Achilles pathology”. J Am Pod Med Assoc July/Aug 2003
  108. “Peroneal Tendon Abnormalities: a review of 40 cases”.  JAPMA  July/Aug 2003
  109. Tarsal Coalitions: Activity levels with and without surgery. JAPMA July/Aug 2003
  110. Quinolones and Achilles Tendon Rupture. JAPMA July/Aug 2003
  111. Ankle Dorsiflexion in Adolescent Athletes. JAPMA July/Aug 2003
  112. Guest Editorial, J Am Pod Med Assoc, July/Aug 2003 Sports Medicine Issue
  113. “Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Tenotomy” Jan/Feb, 2002, J Foot Ankle Surg
  114. “Achilles Tendinopathy” Kader, Saxena, Moven & Maffulli, July 2002, Br. J Sport Med
  115. “Hypophosphatemic Rickets presenting as recurrent stress fractures in a middle-aged woman” Linde, Saxena & Feldman, March/April, 2001, J Foot Ankle Surg
  116. "The Watershed Band of the Achilles Tendon: Cadaveric and MRI findings” Saxena & Bareither, May/June 2001 J Foot Ankle Surg
  117. “Proximal Fourth Metatarsal Stress Fractures: Jones fracture of the fourth metatarsal” Saxena, Krisdakumtorn, & Erickson July 2001, Foot & Ankle Int’l
  118. "Pushing the Envelope: How soon you can and cannot return an athlete to sports" Fall 2001,Clinics in Pod. Med. & Surg
  119. "Bone Stimulation on Stress Fractures: A Case-Control Study with a Comparison to the Literature" Foot & Ankle Quarterly (13)2, Summer 2000
  120. Guest Editor, Foot & Ankle Quarterly,  “Sports Medicine” Summer 2000 (Editorial)
  121. “Return to Athletic Activity after Foot & Ankle Surgery: A Preliminary Report on Select Procedures” March/April 2000, J. Foot Ankle Surg
  122. “Results of Treatment of 22 Navicular Stress Fractures and a New Proposed Radiographic Classification System,” March/April 2000, J. Foot Ankle Surg
  123. “The Incidence of the Plantaris Tendon - Magnetic Resonance, Surgical and Cadaver Findings,” Foot and Ankle Int’l  July, 2000
  124. Expert Analysis: Foot & Ankle Quarterly: Posterior Tibial Dysfunction (Talo-navicular Fusion), 2000
  125. Guest Editor: Foot and Ankle Quarterly: New Surgical Techniques, Winter Issue 1999 (Audio Lecture: Surgery for Chronic Achilles Problems)
  126. "Keeping Healthy"; Chapter 26, in Breakthrough Running, Human Kinetics Publishing, 2000
  127. "Tips, Quips and Pearls: The Evans Calcaneal Osteotomy," J. Foot Ankle Surg, (2) 2000
  128.  “Lis Franc’s Injuries: A Round Table” Biomechanics April1999
  129. “The Effect of Foot Orthoses on Patellofemoral Syndrome,” June, 1998, The Lower Extremity
  130. “An Interactive Symposium on Procedures to Reduce the First Intermetatarsal Angle,” June 1998, The Lower Extremity
  131. “Tips, Quips, and Pearls: Soft Tissue Anchors,” March/April 1998, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  132. “An Algorithmic Approach to Lisfranc’s Joint,” December, 1997, The Lower Extremity
  133. "Longitudinal Peroneal Tendon Tears," May/June 1997, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  134. "The Ludloff Osteotomy:  A Critical Analysis," March/April 1997, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  135. "Sports Medicine Grand Rounds," Nov/Dec 1996.  Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  136. "Retrocalcaneal Pain:  An Algorithmic Approach," March 1996, The Lower Extremity
  137. “The Long Term Results of Dorsal Approaches to Sesmoidectomies,” Sept 1995, The Lower Extremity
  138. “The Valenti Procedure for Hallux Limitus/Rigidus,” Sept/Oct 1995 J. Foot and Ankle Surgery
  139. "Lateral Ankle Reconstruction:  A Comparison of Soft tissue Metal Anchors versus Split-Peroneus Brevis Tenodesis," March 1995, The Lower Extremity
  140. "Surgical Treatment of Chronic Achilles Tendinitis," May/June 1995, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  141. "Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Ankle," March/April 1995, The Lower Extremity
  142. "Metabolic Etiologies for Pedal Stress Fractures," Mar/Apr 1995, The Lower Extremity
  143. "An Unusual Case of Achilles Paratendinosis," Jan/Feb 1994, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  144. "Unusual Foot Pathologies Mimicking Common Sport Injuries," Mar/Apr 1993, Journal of Foot Surgery
  145. "Postoperative Physical Therapy for Podiatric Surgery," Aug 1992, American Journal of Podiatric Medicine
  146. "Effects of Stretching the Gastrocnemius Muscle," May/June 1991, Journal of Foot Surgery
  147. "Anatomic Dissection of Posterior Tibialis Muscle and Correlation to Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome," Mar/Apr 1990, Journal of Foot Surgery
  148. "A New Radiographic Angle to Assess Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures," May/June 1989, Journal of Foot Surgery
  149. "Footwear and Ankle Stability in the Basketball Player," Apr 1988, Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Home | About Dr. Saxena | Articles | Appointments | Shoe List | Orthoses
Medial Distal Tibial Syndrome (Shin Splints) | Sever's Disease/Calcaneal Apophysitis
Ankle Sprains & Calf Strains | Injury Prevention | Heel Pain | Achilles Heel | Ankle Stretching, Rehabilitation & Taping
Return to Sports After Injury | Cycling | Marathons | Videos | Recommended Books | Links
Friends & Patients | Legal Notice | Privacy Statement | Site Map

Copyright © Amol Saxena, DPM - Sports Medicine & Surgery of the Foot & Ankle
Web Site Design, Hosting & Maintenance By Catalyst Marketing Innovations, LLC/ Worry Free Websites