Dr. Jeffrey DeClaire, MD

Dr. Jeffrey DeClaire, MD

Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
Dr. Jeffrey DeClaire, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedic specialist in Rochester, MI and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Michigan Medical School in 1981 and specializes in joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, sports medicine orthopedic joint reconstruction, and more.Read his story

1135 W University Dr Ste 450

Rochester, MI 48307

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • Priority Health

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. DeClaire

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. DeClaire performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Knee Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Dislocation
very high
more than 99% of peers
Knee Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. DeClaire's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. DeClaire's bio

This content was provided by Dr. DeClaire "Jeffrey H. DeClaire, MD is board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in primary partial and total knee replacement, revision total knee replacement, as well as arthrocopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee. Dr. DeClaire earned his undergraduate degree and medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed surgical residency program at Wayn State University in Detroit, Michigan and his sports medicine fellowship program, which concentrated on arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee, at Penn State University's Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He is the founder of The DeClaire Knee & Orthopaedic Institute, and the co-founder of The DeClaire-Lamacchia Orthopaedic Institute along with his new partner John E. Lamacchia, MD. For over two decades, Dr. DeClaire has focused his practice on the treatment of knee disorders and injuries, and performs over 1000 knee surgeries a year. His specialty interests include reconstructive surgery of the knee, including arthroscopy of the knee, ligament reconstruction, cartilage regeneration and restoration, as well as minimally invasive partial and total knee replacement. He has been a developer of the most recent designs in partial and total knee replacement implants and instrumentation, including the newly released total knee replacement which preserves all the natural ligaments, including the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Dr. DeClaire was awarded the Outstanding Physician of the Year Award by Governor John Engler in 1997. He has also been awarded the Leading International Physicians Award as well as Top Doc by Hour Magazine. He is currently the Chief of the Department of Surgery, as well as the Chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Crittenton Hospital Medical Center. In addition, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Oakland University and has participated as an orthopedic team consultant."
Read Less

5  Specialties

  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

18  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

13  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Michigan.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Wayne St University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Penn St University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. DeClaire has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. DeClaire's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. DeClaire to family and friends
39 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. DeClaire's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Patient Comments (4)

Didn't stitch up my knee correctly causing me to be crippled. Wanted me to pay to correct it! Wouldn't return phone calls after that. Staff was extremely rude when all I wanted was my knee fixed after his surgery. Later found out a friend of mine's brother has brain damage due to him nicking an...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option1thumbs down icon option1
Flag this
I wanted to let you know that under the term " Client Discovery" I have filed with the Macomb County Courts a complaint against this said doctor; D.B.A: Dr. Jeffery DeClaire, and Crittenton Hospital, and not Ascension the stated. Waited 7.5 hrs. in Pre-Op. I would like you to know that Myself and...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option6thumbs down icon option4
Flag this
Dr.Declaire did a total knee replacement on me on Jan. 20 2016 and by Feb. 12 I was driving my car. On the 19 I was done with physical therapy as I had met ALL my goals. I had very little pain. He answered all my questions before surgery and at the follow up visits his assistant was very helpful. I...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option8thumbs down icon option0
Flag this
Went to see him yesterday, competent and friendly beyond. He also gives you unlimited, no problems with questions. Excellent user of devices he installs. A long tome, about 45 days to get an appointment but well worth it. His waiting room is magnificent, tastefully decorated, 3 different zones...more
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon option10thumbs down icon option2
Flag this
Image of Dr. DeClaire
Are you Dr. DeClaire?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!