The Faces of Orthopaedic Excellence – DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute

Jeffrey H. DeClaire, M.D., is an internationally renowned, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and John E. LaMacchia, M.D., is a spinal surgeon who is a recognized leader and innovator.

Faces of Detroit 2019 Special Section


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Jeffrey H. DeClaire, M.D., is an internationally renowned, board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who has specialized in knee surgery for more than 25 years. He’s a recognized innovator in his specialty and has been involved in clinical research, as well as educating and training surgeons from all over the world. 

Dr. DeClaire performs knee arthroscopy, arthroscopic ligament reconstruction, minimally invasive outpatient partial and total knee replacement, and revision knee arthroplasty. He’s the first orthopedic surgeon to perform computer-navigated, robotic-assisted total knee replacement in the state of Michigan. Dr. DeClaire performs nearly 1,000 knee surgeries a year and is currently involved in a clinical research project with Apple, using the Apple Watch to monitor patient outcomes with real-time interactive technology. His philosophy is to find solutions that use the least-invasive approach to preserve or restore the normal knee kinematics.

John E. LaMacchia, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a spinal surgeon who is recognized as a leader and innovator. For more than a decade, he has treated degenerative changes of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine including spinal stenosis, disc herniations, and vertebral compression fractures, as well as spinal deformities such as kyphosis, scoliosis and spondylolisthesis. He has been Chief of Surgery at Ascension Providence Rochester since 2016 and Associate Clinical Professor at Wayne State University. 

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