John E. LaMacchia, M.D. is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in Surgery of the Spine. Dr. LaMacchia was named “2013 Doctor of the Year” by Crittenton Hospital. He was born and raised in an adjacent suburb of Detroit, Michigan and did his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan in Dearborn. Medical school was completed at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. His five year Orthopaedic Surgery residency was completed at the Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center with extensive exposure to complex Orthopaedic Trauma. This was followed by advanced postgraduate fellowship training in Surgery of the Spine in both Louisville, Kentucky and in Detroit, Michigan.
Conditions that are treated by Dr. LaMacchia include degenerative changes of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. This includes herniated disks, spinal stenosis and degenerative disk disease, vertebral compression fractures due to trauma or osteoporosis, as well as spinal deformities such as scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis. Dr. LaMacchia strives to provide exceptional patient care by educating his patients about their condition and available treatment options from non-operative initially, followed by surgical options including less invasive procedures when appropriate.
For the past decade, Dr. DeClaire has focused on treating knee disorders and injuries, and performs nearly 1000 knee surgeries a year. His practice provides full service treatments for patients including arthroscopy, arthroscopic ligament reconstruction, meniscus transplantation, cartilage regeneration, as well as partial knee replacement and total knee replacement.
Dr. Declaire remains at the top of his field by working with a group of international orthopaedic surgeons who decise new techniques and procedures for partial and total knee replacement surgery. He is a leader in developing the minimally invasive surgery (MIS) procedure for total knee replacement, and has also developed a partial knee replacement, the Patellofemoral surgical procedure. Dr. DeClaire's philosophy is to find effective solutions that use the least invasive approach to preserve or restore the normal knee anatomy.