Dr.  DeClaire has focused on treating knee disorders and injuries, and performs nearly 1000 knee surgeries a year
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Jeffrey H. DeClaire board certified orthopaedic surgeon

Jeffrey H. DeClaire, M.D. is  a Board Certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon. Dr. DeClaire has practiced orthopaedic surgery in Rochester, Michigan for more than 20 years.

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Patient's Story

  • Total Knee Replacement

    My name is Stephanie Woods. I am fifty-seven years old. I am married with children and grandchildren. In September of 2010, I had a total knee replacement. By May of 2011, infection set in my left knee causing excruciating pain. The doctor who did my knee replacement opened up the knee saw that the plastic component in the knee was infected. The doctor removed the plastic component, irrigated my knee (which means washing the knee out) and put a new plastic component in. IV antibiotics and therapy did not work.

    Stephanie, 57

  • Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

    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.

    Michael, 55

  • Total Knee Revision Surgery

    I already had a total joint replacement when I heard of Dr. DeClaire. This past fall I had a revision of my first total knee replacement, it is working great! I can't sing enough praise about the DeClaire Institute. I am your best advertisement.

    Shirley, 74

  • Bilateral Total Knee Replacement

    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.

    Kathleen, 55

  • Total Knee Replacement

    I am completely satisfied with my knee replacement surgery performed by Dr. DeClaire… Dr. DeClaire thoroughly explained (in layman terms) the surgical corrective procedures to be followed. Following surgery, I carefully followed Dr. DeClaire's physical therapy rehabilitation recommendations. After a few months, I was able to do a variety of activities without pain or restriction. These include stair climbing, walking, use of an elliptical exercise machine, and snowmobiling; then, as spring arrived, I included bike riding, kayaking, gardening, etc. I feel great! Thank you, Dr. DeClaire!

    Barbara, 69

Ortho Medical Minutes

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Patient Education

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