A State-of-the-Art Device for Knee Replacement Patients Using Computer-generated Imaging
Dr. Jeffrey DeClaire, an orthopedic knee specialist and President/Founder of the Michigan Knee Institute, of Rochester Hills, MI, again joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Orthopedic Channels.
A state-of-the-art device for knee replacement patients uses computer-generated imaging combined with robotic surgery to help a surgeon better assess and accurately balance the ligament tension in the knee. Dr.DeClaire’s patients have had superior outcomes and higher satisfaction rates because of this new procedure.
How does using robotics with the Balance Bot differ from traditional knee replacement surgery?
What is the difference in patient satisfaction after using the Balance Bot as compared to patients who have had traditional surgery?
What does using robots combined with artificial intelligence mean for the future of medicine?
With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Jeffrey H. DeClaire is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic knee knee specialist and the Founder of Michigan Knee Institute, Rochester Hills, Michigan. He is providing provides state-of-the-art robotic surgery techniques for knee replacement patients with a 98 percent satisfaction rate. Dr. DeClaire performs over 1,000 knee surgeries annually. The Michigan Knee Institute offers arthroscopy; ligament reconstruction; meniscus transplantation; cartilage regeneration; outpatient, partial and total knee replacement. Dr. DeClaire has also assisted in the design of implants and a ligament-preserving knee.
He is a leader in developing the minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedure for total knee replacement and pioneered a partial knee replacement, the Patellofemoral Surgical Procedure. By combining robotic technology and minimally invasive techniques, he performs most knee replacement procedures on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to recover faster and with less pain. His ﬁrst goal is to preserve or restore the normal cartilage.
Dr. DeClaire is an active staff member at Ascension Hospital Medical Center in Rochester Hills, where he was Chief of the Department of Orthopaedics and Surgery. He serves on numerous hospital committees and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Oakland University in Rochester Hills. He has been named a Detroit Top Doc multiple times by Detroit Hour Magazine and was recognized as “Outstanding Physician of the Year” Dr. DeClaire was recognized as outstanding physician by Governor of Michigan John Engler in 1997.
Dr. DeClaire’s philosophy is to find practical solutions to preserve or restore normal knee anatomy using the least invasive approach possible. He prides himself on providing personalized treatment plans specific to each patient to help get them back to their active life.