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eHealth Radio: A State-of-the-Art Device for Knee Replacement Patients Using Computer-generated Imaging


Dr. Jeffrey DeClaire, an orthopedic knee specialist and President/Founder of the Michigan Knee Institute, of Rochester Hills, MI, joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Orthopedic Channels. Dr. DeClaire was one of the first physicians in the country to include his patients in this groundbreaking study using artificial intelligence to track a patient’s progress and help them recover faster.



Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Jeffrey DeClaire discuss the following:

  1. Explain the groundbreaking program you are doing- where patients who have knee replacement are wearing Smart Watches and are being monitored before and after knee replacement?
  2. What are you tracking?
  3. I understand you were the first in Michigan to be involved in the study.  Why did you start doing this?
  4. How is the data collected from all the patients and what is it being used for?
  5. What are the advantages of being involved in this study and what do you hope to to accomplish from participating?
  6. One added benefit is that patients are able to interact with their physician’s clinical and research teams… why is this important for the future of healthcare?



With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Jeffrey H. DeClaire is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic knee knee specialist and the Founder of Michigan Knee Institute, Rochester Hills, Michigan. He is providing provides state-of-the-art robotic surgery techniques for knee replacement patients with a 98 percent satisfaction rate. Dr. DeClaire performs over 1,000 knee surgeries annually. The Michigan Knee Institute offers arthroscopy; ligament reconstruction; meniscus transplantation; cartilage regeneration; outpatient, partial and total knee replacement. Dr. DeClaire has also assisted in the design of implants and a ligament-preserving knee.

He is a leader in developing the minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedure for total knee replacement and pioneered a partial knee replacement, the Patellofemoral Surgical Procedure. By combining robotic technology and minimally invasive techniques, he performs most knee replacement procedures on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to recover faster and with less pain. His first goal is to preserve or restore normal cartilage.

Dr. DeClaire is an active staff member at Ascension Hospital Medical Center in Rochester Hills, where he was Chief of the Department of Orthopaedics and Surgery. He serves on numerous hospital committees and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Oakland University in Rochester Hills. He has been named a Detroit Top Doc multiple times by Detroit Hour Magazine and was recognized as “Outstanding Physician of the Year” Dr. DeClaire was recognized as an outstanding physician by Governor of Michigan John Engler in 1997.

Dr. DeClaire’s philosophy is to find practical solutions to preserve or restore normal knee anatomy using the least invasive approach possible. He prides himself on providing personalized treatment plans specific to each patient to help get them back to their active life.


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