At the Michigan Knee Institute, we strive to be the industry leader in minimally invasive orthopedic knee replacement surgery. 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.
We are committed to improving our patient’s mobility and quality of life by utilizing advanced technology and the most innovative minimally invasive procedures and treatment options. We strive to provide patients with exceptional orthopedic care, compassion, and service.
Our healthcare team is the source of our strength and are committed to treating each other with honesty, respect, and dignity. We recognize people as unique and valuable and strive to meet their individual needs with care, efficiency and communication.
JEFFREY H. DECLAIRE, MD
Dr. Jeffrey H. DeClaire is a trailblazing figure in the realm of orthopedic knee surgery, renowned for his transformative impact on patient mobility and quality of life. As a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic knee specialist, Dr. DeClaire’s unparalleled dedication to innovation and patient care has positioned him as a luminary in his field.
At the helm of the Michigan Knee Institute, Dr. DeClaire leads a dynamic and committed team that is devoted to leveraging cutting-edge technology and advanced procedures to elevate patient outcomes. With an extraordinary track record, the institute performs an impressive 1000 knee surgeries annually under his leadership.
With a remarkable career spanning over 30 years, Dr. DeClaire’s influence extends across borders. He is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work in outpatient partial and total knee replacement surgeries. At the heart of his expertise lies the revolutionary Elite Knee procedure, a remarkable fusion of computer-generated imaging, robotic precision, and decades of surgical insight. This innovative approach yields unparalleled results in knee replacement surgery.
Dr. DeClaire’s commitment to excellence is evident through his meticulous use of robotic assessment and a ligament tensioning device to ensure optimal implant positioning and balanced knee replacements. The impact of the Elite Knee procedure is profound, boasting elevated success rates and minimized complications. Patients who have undergone this procedure report an astonishing 98% satisfaction rate, experiencing fewer malalignment, instability, stiffness, and pain issues compared to traditional methods.
Dr. DeClaire’s pioneering spirit extends beyond his surgical prowess. He is a driving force in global collaborations with orthopedic peers, propelling innovation in partial and total knee replacements. His influence encompasses surgical techniques and implant designs, fundamentally reshaping the landscape of orthopedic knee surgery.
Amidst the realm of medical innovation stands the Michigan Knee Institute—a state-of-the-art facility offering a comprehensive spectrum of treatments. From minimally invasive partial and total knee replacements to robotic knee surgeries, cartilage restoration, and arthroscopy, the institute empowers patients to reclaim their mobility and embrace active lives once more.
Dr. Jeffrey H. DeClaire’s legacy is a testament to his unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of medical possibility. His transformative work has redefined orthopedic knee care, uplifting countless lives in the process. As a forward-thinking visionary, Dr. DeClaire’s collaborations and groundbreaking techniques continue to usher orthopedic knee surgery into new frontiers.
- University of Michigan Medical School
- Fellowship in Sports Medicine with a concentration in Knee from Penn State University Hershey’s Medical Center
- Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center
- Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Wayne State University
- Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital
- Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital
- The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery – Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. DeClaire’s commitment to advancing medical boundaries and transforming lives is showcased through his extensive education, affiliations, and certifications. He practices at Ascension Medical Group University Orthopaedic Specialists in Rochester and serves as the Chief of Orthopedics at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital. Dr. Jeffrey H. DeClaire’s legacy is a living testament to his resolute commitment to excellence in orthopedic knee care.
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.
Surgical Coordinator/Executive Assistant