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Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatment for Bunions

  • Smaller incisions, minimal scarring
  • Less post-operative pain
  • Fewer complications
  • Faster recovery time

Offering FDA-Approved Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan is the only physician in California offering PROstep™ MICA™

PROstep™ Minimally Invasive Surgery is a breakthrough foot surgery to treat chronic foot pain, such as bunions, with less post-operative downtime getting you back on your feet quicker than traditional surgery.

Dr. Jonathan Kaplan is the only orthopedic surgeon in Southern California trained to perform this new minimally invasive bunionectomy procedure.

Benefits of Choosing PROstep™ for your bunionectomy

Less Pain

There is significantly less pain in a PROstep™ MICA™ procedure compared to open procedures.¹

Smaller Incisions

3mm incisions allow for percutaneous osteotomies, reducing post op scars.²

Shorter Recovery Times

Shorter time in the Operating Room (OR), shorter scar length, quicker recovery, and an overall higher patient satisfaction.²

¹ Data comparing early post-op AOFAS scores. Lee M, Walsh J, Smith MM, Ling J, Wines A, Lam P. Hallux Valgus correction comparing percutaneous Chevron/Akin (PECA) and open scarf/Akin osteotomies. Foot Ankle Intl 2017; 38:
² Lam P, Lee M, Zing J, DiNallo M. Percutaneous surgery for mild to moderate hallux valgus. Foot Clin N am 2016; 459-477.

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Dr. Jonathan Kaplan received dedicated training at Wright Medical's PROstep™ Minimally Invasive Surgery Training Lab

Learn more about Dr. Kaplan

  • Dr. Jonathan Kaplan is on the forefront of minimally invasive bunion correction, arthritis treatment, and deformity correction. He was selected as a pilot surgeon for the PROstep™ Minimally Invasive Bunion Correction and also serves as an instructor for these techniques on both a local and national level. He has been featured on the nationally televised show The Doctors as well as local radio station AM830 discussing his experience with these innovative and cutting-edge techniques for bunion correction.

  • Dr. Kaplan is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship-trained in foot and ankle surgery. He is a partner at the Orthopaedic Specialty Institute in Orange and on staff at Hoag Orthopedic Institute. Dr. Kaplan has a passion for working with athletes as well as minimally invasive surgery of the foot and ankle including minimally invasive bunionectomy, minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair, arthroscopy of the ankle / subtalar joint / hallux (big toe), and other small joints of the foot.

  • A native of Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Kaplan attended college at Illinois Wesleyan University where he graduated Cum Laude majoring in Chemistry and Spanish. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine, graduating with honors as well as being selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, The Chancellor’s Student Service Leadership Award, and the Alumni Student Service Award. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the Los Angeles County / University of Southern California Medical Center. During this time, he was selected as an American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Resident Scholar, an American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leader Program Scholar, and earned the USC Senior Outstanding Research Award for his research on Achilles tendon ruptures. After residency, Dr. Kaplan completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Mercy Medical Center Institute of Foot and Ankle Reconstruction with world renowned surgeon Dr. Mark Myerson as well as Dr. Clifford Jeng, Dr. John Campbell, and Dr. Rebecca Cerrato.

  • Benefits of Choosing PROstep™ for your bunionectomy

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What are bunions?

Common symptoms of bunions and when to consider surgery.

  • What is a bunion - hallux valgus?
    A bunion, also known as a hallux valgus, occurs when a bony bump forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. This can happen when your big toe pushes towards the little toe. The second toe lying next to it often takes on a deformed shape. Bunions are often caused by an inherited structural defect, stress on your foot or other medical conditions, such as arthritis. However, wearing tight, narrow shoes can either cause them or worsen a bunion. Smaller bunions, called bunionettes, can also develop on the joint of your little toe.
  • Common Symptoms of a Bunion - Hallux Valgus
    • A bulging bump on the outside of the base of your big toe
    • Swelling, redness or soreness around your big toe joint
    • Corns or calluses — these often develop where the first and second toes overlap
    • Persistent or intermittent pain
    • Restricted movement of your big toe if arthritis affects the toe
  • When should I consider foot surgery?
    After a certain amount of time, a bunion can develop into more than just a cosmetic problem. It can become painful and lead to other symptoms involving the leg. If conservative, non-surgical remedies such as wearing appropriate shoes, inserts, suitable cushioning of the bunion and therapy do not resolve the foot pain, then surgery may be deemed necessary.
  • When should I see a foot specialist?
    Although bunions often require no medical treatment, see a foot specialist (podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating foot problems) if you have:
    • Persistent big toe or foot pain
    • A visible bump on your big toe joint
    • Decreased movement of your big toe or foot
    • Difficulty finding shoes that fit properly because of a bunion

What Our Patients Say

Back on Her Feet After a Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy

  • After surgery, I don’t have to think twice about what shoes I can wear. My quality of life is better than before I ever had a bunion, because at the end of the day, my feet are not hurting.
    - Alyssa Z.

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