Michigan Knee Institute

Robert C.
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Amazing results on my Knee replacement! Full range of motion in 4 Weeks and was finished with therapy. 4 months later I am back to doing everything as before. Running well is the next on my list but I am presently walking about 5-7 miles a day. Dr. Jeff DeClaire is simply the best knee surgeon available. Even the scarring on my leg is minimal!
Cammi G.
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Dr.DeClaire, Where do I start. He is The surgeon who gave me quality back in my life after doing my knee replacement. Being 35 years old it was a big deal to me. His personality is great and he is personable and he listens to you and doesn’t make you feel rushed. His bedside is outstanding. I trusted him in his skills and knowledge. He fixed my knee and I was blessed to have a wonderful surgeon. I am so very thankful for him and his staff. What a wonderful team and great experience I had with him.
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I couldn't be happier with the total experience of my bilateral knee surgery. Dr. DeClaire has always given me the time needed to have questions or concerns answered. I had surgery on a Monday afternoon and went home three days later with a walker. The end result is that my new knees allow me to maintain an active lifestyle of 4-5 day bike trips, mountain climbing, and kayaking.
Del B.
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Nothing but Praise for Dr. DeClaire and his team and MIAS. Very good care, fast and quick diagnosis.
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At age 55, I had knee replacement surgery. My biggest concern was the ability to continue to play hockey… I was back on the ice in less than three months, and playing in league games again within four months from surgery. Rollerblading and biking are also pain free now. His state of the art approach immediately convinced me… I would highly recommend Dr. DeClaire for anyone considering knee replacement surgery.


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Dr. Jeffrey H. DeClaire is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon, in Rochester, Michigan, with over 20 years of experience.

For the past two decades, Dr. DeClaire has focused on treating knee disorders and injuries and performs over 1000 knee surgeries a year.

His practice provides full-service treatments for patients to help get patients back to their active lives, including:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthroscopic ligament reconstruction
  • Meniscus transplantation
  • Cartilage regeneration
  • Partial and total knee replacement
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Physical Therapy

He remains at the top of his field by working with a group of international orthopaedic surgeons who devise new techniques and procedures for partial and total knee replacement surgery. Dr. DeClaire is a leader in developing the minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedure for total knee replacement and has also developed a partial knee replacement, the Patellofemoral Surgical Procedure. His philosophy is to find practical solutions that use the least invasive approach to preserve or restore normal knee anatomy.

Affiliation + Education

Dr. DeClaire is an active staff member at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester Hills, where he was the Chief of the Department of Orthopaedics and Surgery. He serves on numerous hospital committees and is an Associate Clinical Professor at Oakland University in Rochester Hills.

Dr. DeClaire earned his undergraduate degree and medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed a surgical residency program at Wayne State University in Detroit and an orthopaedic residency at University of Michigan Hospitals. He completed his sports medicine fellowship program, which concentrated on knee injuries and disorders, at Penn State University’s Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Associations + Awards

He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He is the current orthopedic consultant for Oakland University. Additionally, he has been an orthopaedic team consultant to local high schools, including Cranbrook schools, Andover High School, Lahser High School, Rochester High School, and Rochester Adams High School.

Dr. DeClaire has been named a Detroit Top Doc’s multiple times by Detroit Hour Magazine. And is a previous winner of the Outstanding Physician of the Year Award.