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Lige Kaplan, M.D.

Lige Kaplan, M.D. Board Certified, Fellowship Trained, Hip & Knee Orthopedic Surgeon

Lige Kaplan, M.D., is a respected, board certified, fellowship trained, orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery. Dr. Kaplan treats all arthritic and chronic conditions of the hip and knee including:

  • osteoarthritis
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • posttraumatic arthritis
  • avascular necrosis

Dr. Kaplan employs advanced micro-invasive, minimally invasive and muscle sparing surgical techniques designed to provide his patients with the quickest, most pain-free return to their active lifestyle after joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Kaplan’s focus on soft-tissue preservation has allowed his patients to experience an expedited and more comfortable post-surgical recovery period. Patients spend significantly less time in the hospital and return to activity, exercise, work and play faster.

Dr. Kaplan understands that education is the cornerstone of providing the best care for his patients. By staying up to date with technological innovations and developments in the field of Orthopaedic Medicine Dr. Kaplan is able to employ cutting edge techniques aimed at improved patient outcomes and unparalleled patient satisfaction.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio Dr. Kaplan went on to earn his medical degree from The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He then completed his Residency and Internship in Orthopaedic Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Dr. Kaplan’s advanced surgical training in hip and knee replacement continued during his Lower Extremity Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. Throughout his practice Dr. Kaplan has continued to advance his knowledge and skills in adult hip and knee replacement procedures by attending numerous surgical training courses, national meetings, educational symposia and academy proceedings.

Dr. Kaplan is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons ( He is a fellow member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ( as well as the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (

From 2008 -2019 Dr. Kaplan’s orthopaedic practice was located in Royal Oak at William Beaumont Hospital where he was an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Oakland University School of Medicine. He was intimately involved in the training of orthopaedic residents and fellows as well as educating medical students.

In 2019 Dr Kaplan relocated his practice to Scottsdale, Arizona and joined the team at The Abrazo Orthopedic Specialists. He remains active in the education of Fellows and continues to conduct clinical research on the advancement of joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Kaplan is a consultant/educator for Stryker Orthopaedics. He travels nationally and internationally educating his fellow orthopaedic surgeons on the latest implant technology and surgical techniques. He is also a consultant for Stryker Surgical where his is involved in the design and development of the latest surgical instruments, hospital equipment and orthopaedic technology.

Lige Kaplan, M.D.
  • Abrazo Orthopedic Specialists - Chauncey Lane

    6950 E Chauncey Lane
    Phoenix, AZ 85054


  • Abrazo Orthopedic Specialists at West Campus

    1325 N Litchfield Rd., Suite 125
    Goodyear, AZ 85308


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