Arjun Saxena, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Saxena is a fellowship trained board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty. A Bucks County native, Dr. Saxena enrolled in the prestigious accelerated medical program at Pennsylvania State University for undergrad and Thomas Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He trained in orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and completed specialized training in Adult Reconstruction at the Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic in Virginia.

Dr. Saxena serves as an editor for numerous orthopaedic journals and is a member of multiple orthopaedic society committees.  His primary focus is on patient education and outcomes.  With a team approach involving the patient and their support system, as well as physical therapists and nurse navigators, he tailors a specific treatment plan for each patient.

The joint replacement surgeons at Rothman Orthopaedics collectively perform over 17,000 hip and knee procedures each year in both an inpatient and outpatient capacity. They continue to lead the way in advanced technologies and procedures, providing our patients with the safest, most effective methods to get you back to what you were.  Services offered include:

Hip:

  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Rapid Recovery Hip Replacement
  • Revision Hip Replacement
  • Posterior Hip Replacement
  • Computer Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Hip Replacement
  • Outpatient Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterolateral Approach
  • Direct Lateral Approach

 

Knee:

  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Revision Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Rapid Recovery Knee Replacement
  • Computer Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Knee Replacement
  • Quad Sparing Knee Replacement
  • Outpatient Total Knee Replacement

Pre-op Patient Education and Preparation for Hip and Knee Replacement

Quil Patient Engagement Platform: Click Here

Capital Health Joint Replacement Patient Education Class: Click Here

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Patient Education: Click Here

 

Post-operative Physical Therapy Exercises

Dr. Saxena’s THA exercises: Click Here

Dr. Saxena’s TKA exercises: Click Here

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Hip Exercises: Click Here

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Knee Exercises: Click Here

Key Contact Information

Surgery Scheduler (Mercerville):  609-528-3687
Surgery Scheduler (Pennington):  609-303-3794
Medical Questions:  609-528-3757
Billing Inquiries:  267-339-3558

Professional Profile

Education
  • Undergraduate: The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
  • Medical: Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Adult Hip & Knee Reconstruction Fellowship: Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Masters in Business Administration: The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Titles & Certifications
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Director, Marjorie C. Ernest Center for Joint Replacement, Capital Health System
Professional Associations
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Committee Member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Committee Member
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Committee Member
  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society

Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Saxena, Arjun, Baron Eli M., Vaccaro, Alexander R. “Spinal Disassociation Masquerading as Iatrogenic Listhesis Above a Previous Fusion.” Spine. Vol 29, Number 14, July 15, 2004.

Saxena A, Baratz M, Austin MA, Purtill JJ, Parvizi J. “Periprosthetic Joint Infection Can Cause Abnormal Systemic Coagulation.” Journal of Arthroplasty. 26(1); January 2011. p50-57.

 

Bedair H, Ting N, Morio M, Saxena A, Jacovides C, Said J, Parvizi J, Della Valle C. Diagnosis of Early Post-Operative Infection Following Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: The Utility of Synovial Fluid Cell Count and Differential. Winner 2010 Mark Coventry Knee Society Award. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2011 Jan; 469(1): 34-40.

Hamilton G, William, Parks L, Nancy, Saxena, A. “Patient Specific Instrumentation Does Not Shorten Surgical Time: A Prospective Randomized Trial.” Journal of Arthroplasty. 2013 Sept; 28(Suppl 1): 96-100.

 

Saxena et al. General Assembly, Prevention, Surgical Site Preparation. Question 7. Does the type of surgical drape (disposable vs. non-disposable) used affect the risk of subsequent surgical site inections/periprosthetic infections (SSIs/PJIs) in patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery? JOA. 2019. 34; 2: S85-92.

 

Saxena et al. General Assembly, Diagnosis, Pathogen Isolation, Culture. Question 4. What is the recommended standardized laboratory culture protocol to minimize differences between medical centers? JOA. 2019 34;2:S197-S206.

 

Saxena et al. General Assembly, Operating Room Surgical Technique. Question 5. Does the use of C-arm intraoperatively increase the risk for subsequent surgical site infection/periprosthetic joint infection (SSI/PJI) in patients undergoing orthopaedic procedures? JOA. 2019 34:2;S139-S146.

 

Saxena et al. Hip and Knee, Treatment, Debridement and Retention of Implant. Question 11. How many debridement, antibiotics, and implant retention (DAIR) procedure(s) are acceptable in management of patients with acute periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) of a primary arthroplasty before removal of components needs to be performed. JOA. 2019 34:2; S399-S419.

 

Yayac MW, Li WT, Ong A, Courtney PM, Saxena A. The Efficacy of Liposomal Bupivacaine Over Traditional Local Anesthetics in Periarticular Infiltration and Regional Anesthesia During Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JOA. 2019; 34(9): 2166-83.

 

POSTERS

“Periprosthetic Joint Infection Can Cause Abnormal Systemic Coagulation.” Musculoskeletal Infection Society. August 8-9, 2008. Lake Tahoe, CA.

 

“Periprosthetic Joint Infection Can Cause Abnormal Systemic Coagulation.” European Bone and Joint Infection Society. September 18-20, 2008. Barcelona, Spain.

 

“Periprosthetic Joint Infection Can Cause Abnormal Systemic Coagulation.” Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. June 17-20, 2009. Paradise Island, Bahamas.

 

“Cell Count and Differential of Aspirated Fluid in Acute Postoperative Period Total Knee Arthroplasty.” Musculoskeletal Infection Society. August 7-8, 2009. San Diego, CA.

 

“Cell Count and Differential of Aspirated Fluid in Acute Postoperative Period Total Knee Arthroplasty.” Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society. October 17-20, 2009. Savannah, GA.

 

“Cell Count and Differential of Aspirated Fluid in Acute Postoperative Period Total Knee Arthroplasty.”AAOS 2010, New Orleans.

 

 “Cell Count and Differential of Aspirated Fluid in Acute Postoperative Period Total Knee Arthroplasty.” Jefferson Orthopaedic Society, May 5-6, 2011, Philadelphia.

 

“Does Patient-Specific Instrumentation affect Limb Alignment in TKA? A Randomized Trial.” Virginia Orthopaedic Society, May 4-6, 2012, Williamsburg, VA.

 

“Patient Specific Instrumentation Does Not Shorten Surgical Time: A Prospective Randomized Trial.” AAHKS, November 3, 2012, Dallas, TX.

 

“Patient Specific Instrumentation Does Not Shorten Surgical Time: A Prospective Randomized Trial.” Poster Presentation at AAOS 2013, Chicago, IL.

 

“Patient Specific Instrumentation Does Not Shorten Surgical Time: A Prospective Randomized Trial.” Presentation at CCJR 2013, Las Vegas Nevada. Winner Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Award.

 

William Li, Kerri Bell, Carol Foltz, Jacob Barmann, Michael Yayac, Asim Makhdom, Andrew Star, William Arnold, William Hozack, David Craft, Arjun Saxena, Paul Courtney, Matthew Austin “A 30-Day Post-Discharge Multimodal Analgesic Regimen Reduces Opioid Use After Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty.” EFORT Congress. Lisbon, Portugal, June 2019.

 

“Efficacy of Liposomal Bupivacaine Versus a Traditional Local Anesthetic in Periarticular Injections during Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Poster Presentation AAHKS 2019, Dallas TX.

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Quartararo, Louis G, Kubeck, Justin P., Vaccaro, Alexander R., Carbone, John J., Saxena, Arjun. “Anterior Thoracotomy and Corpectomy For Treatment of an Unstable Burst Fracture.” Chapter in Fractures of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine. Editor: Vaccaro, Alexander R. Marcel Dekker Inc: New York, 2003

 

Buono, Lee M, Shah, Suken A, Frueh, Walter W, Saxena, Arjun, Vaccaro, Alexander R. “Congenital Intraspinal Anomalies of the Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, and Sacral Spine.”Chapter in Principles and Practice of Spine Surgery. Editors: Vaccaro, Alexander R, Betz, Randall R., Zeidman, Seth M. Mosby: Philadelphia, 2003. 

 

Saxena, Arjun, Silber, Jeffrey, Vaccaro, Alexander R. “Cervical Spine Trauma.” Chapter in Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics: Spine. Editor: Vaccaro, Alexander R. Mosby Inc.: Philadelphia, 2005.

 

Singh, Kern, Saxena, Arjun, Vaccaro, Alexander R. “Thoracic and Lumbar Trauma.” Chapter in Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics: Spine. Editor: Vaccaro, Alexander R. Mosby Inc.: Philadelphia, 2005.

 

Singh, Kern, Fisicaro, Marc, Brown, David, Saxena, Arjun, Vaccaro, Alexander R. “Reflex Anterior Cervical Plate.” Chapter in Spinal Instrumentation: Surgical Techniques. Editors: Vaccaro, Alexander, Kim, Fessler.

 

Saxena, Arjun, Lombardo, Sarah, Parvizi Javad. Total Knee Arthroplasty Anatomy. Chapter in Total Knee Arthroplasty Essentials. Editors: Parvizi J, Klatt, Brian

Tripathi Mohan S, Saxena Arjun, Parvizi J. Anatomy: Description of Structures. Chapter in The Knee Reconstruction, Replacemen

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