Doctor Category: Orthopedic Surgery
Dr. Jeffrey H. DeClaire and the team at Michigan Knee Institute use the latest medical technology at a state-of-the-art medical facility to provide patients with the best possible outcomes for injured and damaged knees, performing over 1000 knee surgeries a year. He is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon in Rochester, Michigan, who is one of few orthopaedic surgeons in the world specializing in knee surgery for over 25 years.
Michigan Knee Institute strives to be the industry leader in minimally invasive orthopaedic knee replacement surgery. The practice provides full-service treatments, including minimally invasive partial and total knee replacements, robotic knee surgery, outpatient knee replacement, cartilage restoration, and arthroscopy to help get patients back to their active lives. The focus is to repair, rebuild, and restore musculoskeletal strength and flexibility in the knee with a progressive approach to orthopaedic medicine and personalized care.
Dr. DeClaire performs most knee replacement procedures on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to recover faster and with less pain. He does this by combining robotic technology and innovation with minimally invasive techniques. His first goal is to preserve or restore the normal cartilage. If the degeneration of the cartilage progresses, then partial or total knee replacement can be performed using methods that minimize the trauma to the tissue for a more rapid recovery.
Dr. DeClaire remains at the top of his field by working with international orthopaedic surgeons who devise new techniques and procedures for partial and total knee replacement surgery. He is a leader in developing the minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedure for partial and total knee replacement. He has been involved in the development of surgical techniques and the design of knee implants. His philosophy is to find practical solutions that use the least invasive approach to preserve or restore normal knee anatomy, personalizing each treatment plan that is specific for each patient.