Capital Surgical Associates is deeply saddened to announce that Dr. Jon Getz passed away on July 8, 2021. His patients are extremely important to us, and we will do everything we can to ensure we are providing care for his current patients and those that were to have surgery with him in the future. Please contact the office to discuss options with our clinical team. Dr. Steven Williams and Dr. Daniel Gay are happy to offer their services where appropriate and if patients so choose. This is a tragic loss, and he will be deeply missed not only for his surgical expertise but for the truly wonderful person he is.

dr applonie boise shoulder surgeon

Dr. Ryan Applonie


Dr. Applonie’s practice concentrates on orthopedic shoulder and elbow surgery. He performs Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Total Elbows, Ulnar Nerve Decompression procedures, and other surgical and non-surgical shoulder pain complications.


Shoulder Surgery Specialties

Dr. Applonie | Shoulder Surgery Specialties | Boise

Specializing in Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Applonie joined Capital Surgical Associates in 2019. He is excited to offer expert and personalized minimally invasive shoulder and elbow surgical care to the Boise area as a member of Capital Surgical. He is Board Eligible by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Shoulder and Elbow Society.

Dr. Applonie has immediate availability and welcomes all types of insurances. Dr. Applonie has hospital privileges at Treasure Valley Hospital, St. Lukes, St. Alphonsus, and West Valley Medical Center.

Knowledge of Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery

Shoulder Surgery Education

Dr. Applonie graduated summa cum laude from Idaho Falls High School in 2003. He then attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he received a bachelor of science in Business management with an emphasis in entrepreneurship in 2009. With a desire to utilize his business skills in medicine, he received his medical degree from AT Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013.

Shoulder Surgery Experience

Dr. Applonie completed his orthopaedic surgery residency in 2018 at Michigan State University-McLaren Macomb Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, providing him a strong background in general orthopaedics. He served as the chief resident during his final year of residency. With a continued interest in complex shoulder and elbow surgery, Dr. Applonie completed his shoulder and elbow fellowship in 2019 working with and learning from leaders in the field, Dr. Theodore Blaine M.D. and Dr. Gus Mazzocca M.D. During the year of fellowship, he learned shoulder replacement techniques for both the active and the elderly, arthroscopic repairs of athletic and work-related injuries of the rotator cuff and labrum, and elbow procedures from ligament reconstruction to elbow replacements.

An Idaho Native

Ryan Applonie, D.O. is an Idaho native. Raised in Idaho Falls, he enjoys the many activities and adventures that can be found in or around Idaho—skiing Sun Valley and the Tetons, whitewater rafting, fishing, hiking the Sawtooths and camping. He is an avid soccer fan and continues to play it competitively. He and his wife, a Treasure Valley native, have four daughters.

Dr. Applonie returned to Idaho after obtaining his medical education and orthopaedic surgery training throughout the Midwest and Northeast having completed the Connecticut Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship with Drs. Blaine and Mazzocca.

Dr. Applonie | Idaho Falls | Boise


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Phone Number:

(208) 321-4790

Fax Number:

(208) 321-4836

Billing Line:

(208) 375-2782



8854 W. Emerald Suite 140,
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