Dr. Jeffrey H. DeClaire’s orthopedic training and experience in medicine began at the University of Michigan, where he graduated from medical school and continued on with his orthopedic residency training, also at the University of Michigan.
While doing his Sports Medicine fellowship at Penn State University, he was able to work with elite athletes as their team physician. During this time, he developed a passion for knee surgery. “I wanted to create a specialty focus limiting my practice to just knee surgery and knee disorders, which I have been doing for more than 25 years,” says Dr. DeClaire, a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon at Michigan Knee Institute in Rochester, Michigan.
“As knee surgery has evolved, I’ve become more involved in minimally invasive partial and total knee replacement. Our first goal is to preserve or restore the normal cartilage. If 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. Robotic technology, combined with minimally invasive techniques, has allowed the majority of knee replacement procedures to be performed on an outpatient basis.”
Dr. DeClaire and his medical team at Michigan Knee Institute use the latest medical technology with a state-of-the-art medical facility to provide patients with the best possible outcomes for injured and damaged knees. 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 on their feet and back to their active lives.
“At Michigan Knee Institute, we strive to be the industry leader in minimally invasive orthopedic knee replacement surgery,” says Dr. DeClaire, who is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Oakland University. “Our focus is to repair, rebuild, and restore musculoskeletal strength and flexibility in the knee with a progressive approach to orthopedic medicine and personalized patient care.”