Dr. Matthew Kraay, MD
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Dr. Matthew Kraay, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

As you can see from my background and orthopaedic training at University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Hospital for Special Surgery, my area of expertise is exclusively limited to hip & knee replacement surgery. The program at UHCMC which I lead and my practice is focused on providing my patients with the highest quality and safest patient centered care. We provide our patients with a unique patient experience that has received numerous national awards for quality, safety & patient satisfaction

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Dr. Matthew Kraay, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Cleveland, OH. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Kraay is affiliated with University Hospitals Case Medical Center.

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Patient Reviews (11)
in Berea, OH |
Wow.went to this piece of work.about my knee.he said i have bad hipps instead.the staff and him was the worst experience i ever went through.i wouldn't let him cut my grass .i walked out and got a real doctor
Unless you are sure you want a joint replacement, you are waisting your time and money seeing Dr. Kraay. He stated that's all he does, no less. Does not manage appointment time well and I almost walked out after waiting over 45 minutes to see him and accomplished nothing.
in Henderson, Nevada |
Dr. Kraay is absolutely wonderful. 10 years ago I had total hip replacement on my right hip. The surgery went very well. I never had any problems. This is one of the main reason I came back to Dr. Kraay after experiencing pain with my left hip. I now live in Las Vegas but returned to Cleveland for one reason. I had total hip replacement surgery on Feb. 7, 2017 and I feel great. Dr. Kraay is the only doctor I will let touch me. I can't thank him enough for improving my life. God Bless you.
in Youngstown, OH |
First off, I would like to comment on some of the negative responses of Dr. Kraay. Upon meeting him, I found him to be a no nonsense and quiet individual. Dr. Kraay is a master of his trade. That is why I selected him. My experience of having my hip replaced was nothing short of fantastic. His whole team from beginning to end was very professional and caring. He saw me before and after surgery and was very warm and informative. I went home the day after surgery with little pain.
Hudson, OH |
Dr. Kraay is an excellent surgeon. I recently had a total knee replacement and the entire experience was positive. Dr. Kraay and his support staff explained all the details involved in this process and are responsive to any questions or needs. Post op pain is well managed and patients are closely watched and cared for at home after surgery. I would highly recommend Dr. Kraay and will have him do my other knee's joint replacement. I have total trust in him!
Mentor, OH |
I did not find Dr. Kraay to be caring or professional. Extremely rude and in a hurry to get me out of the hospital. I was put on oxygen due to low oxygen levels and he still wanted me out of the hospital brushing it off as nothing. I could not do my PT without my oxygen level dropping significantly and I had to wear oxygen while attempting to do PT. He commented it was a good thing I only had partial knee surgery as I was being a baby. I was shocked by his comment. Do not go to Dr. Kraay
in Olmsted Falls, OH |
Dr. Kraay provided a thorough exam and game plan for my 2 knees to be replaced only 7 weeks apart due to constraints in my schedule. Both surgeries were flawless. I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon. Dr. Kraay and his entire team are amazing. I am so thankful and blessed to be where I am today - all thanks to Dr. Kraay and his team.
in Cleveland, OH |
Dr. Kraay's response to my knee pain after I fell playing volleyball? "It's nothing some bariatric surgery won't cure." Really? I am completely honest when I say that I'm about 20 pounds overweight (that's why I'm playing volleyball again); however, his bedside manner needs a little help. I'm going to find another doctor who actually cares. I guess if you're not a top athlete, Dr. Kraay doesn't want to deal with you.
in Rocky River, OH |
One of the worst doctors I have ever had an apt with. I am shocked the UH hospital system hasn't canned him because he is so unprofessional. I honestly cant understand how he is still practicing medicine. He was unkind, negative and uncaring. He said terrible things that I wont even repeat. Be forewarned. Don't waste your time. There are much better doctors out there that want to practice medicine at a professional level and are actually are kind and caring.
in Chagrin Falls, OH |
My full hip replacement experience in the hospital was extremely positive. I especially appreciated the care with which infection is minimized. The protocol that I followed before entering the hospital and the precautions in the O.R. made me feel extremely comfortable with the surgery. The 6th floor unit is great. Nursing care was excellent as was the post-op home care. He also replaced both of my husband's knees prior to my surgery with great results.
in Macedonia, OH |
Very professional, informative. I had an excellent experience and best of care.
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Dr. Kraay's Care Philosophy

As you can see from my background and orthopaedic training at University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Hospital for Special Surgery, my area of expertise is exclusively limited to hip & knee replacement surgery. The program at UHCMC which I lead and my practice is focused on providing my patients with the highest quality and safest patient centered care. We provide our patients with a unique patient experience that has received numerous national awards for quality, safety & patient satisfaction

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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Hip Society Award for research in hip replacement, 2006
    • Best Doctors in America, 2005-2012
    • Elected to American Orthopaedic Association, 2005
    • Heiple-Lennon Professor and Endowed Chair-CWRU, 2006
    • Arthritis Foundation Volunteer leadership Award, 2006
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis


  • Medical School
    Wayne State University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Internship Hospital
    University Hospital Cleveland

    Completed in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    University Hospital Cleveland

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital For Special Surgery

    Completed in 1991

    University Hospital Cleveland

    Completed in 1990

  • Undergraduate School
    Michigan State Univ

    Graduated in 1977

  • Other Education
    University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Completed in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Hip Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement, Cemented
  • Hip Replacement, Cementless
  • Hip Surgery
  • Image-Guided Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Mini Knee Surgery
  • Mini-Incision Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Posterior Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement