Dr. Matthew Kraay, MD

Dr. Matthew Kraay, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Matthew Kraay, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

11100 Euclid Ave

Cleveland, OH 44106

Contact Information

(216) 844-8372

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Kraay'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kraay "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"

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

19  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

27  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • Michigan State Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • University Hospital Cleveland
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Hospital Cleveland
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Hospital For Special Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Hospital Cleveland
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Other Education | Completed 1978

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
Media & Publications

Dr. Kraay has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Kraay's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kraay to family and friends
75 total reviews (16 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (75)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Kraay's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (16)

I went to Dr Kraay to get a second opinion. He was very patient and informative. I want to postpone hip replacement surgery as long as possible. Dr Kraay suggested a cortisone injection. Needless to say I’m a big baby. I’m scared of needles. He was so patient and kind. He took the time and...more
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recently had knee replacement surgery with Dr. Kraay. It was about six weeks ago and I am amazed with the results. No more pain, no more limping. The actual surgery and recovery was very easy on me. I am 75 years old. I was released the day after surgery from the hospital, which was...more
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We all know it's not a perfect world but, my experience with the staff and Dr. Kraay was just that. Perfect! I had total knee replacement on October 16, 2017.. From Admission to Anesthesiology, post op, pain management, nursing and support by everyone else I met there, I couldn't have been more...more
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Dr Kraay. He is the best of the best.- also a really good guy. He replaced my right hip on October 10, 2017. I had a truly amazing. experience. From his expert orthopedic care to the select team of ortho nurses at University Hospitals- Fabulous Care We asked dozens of people who to go to for a...more
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My knee replacement surgery was June 22. It is the best decision I made . Dr Kraay is a professional . He is direct, instructs the patient on what to expect ,he also was available on the weekend when I called with some concerns. I am impressed with the results I walk without pain Thank you Dr...more
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