What Knee Treatments are Available?


If your knee is diseased it may cause pain and impact your range of motion, restricting your daily activities. However, there are treatment options available to you to help you maintain your lifestyle.

The goal of any knee treatment is to help you return to regular activities with less pain and greater freedom of movement.

The treatment recommended by your doctor for your knee depends upon many factors including your age, medical diagnosis, activities, joint damage and overall health. Your treatment options could include non-surgical approaches such as rest, medication, injections, knee exercises and physical therapy as well as surgery.

One of our goals at Brainlab.org is to educate you on medical technology used in the operating room such as software-guided systems and digital templating systems that your doctor may use, if you decide together to go ahead with surgery. At Brainlab.org, we focus in-depth on medical conditions that may benefit from the technologies that Brainlab develops, mostly associated with bone diagnoses in orthopedics. Surgeons around the world have found that patients undergoing software-guided surgery are more satisfied 12 months postoperatively1. In addition, using software-guided surgery has been proven to help overcome accuracy challenges associated with traditional knee replacement surgery2.

Knee treatment option overview

  • Non-surgical approach
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Total knee replacement (TKR)
  • Software-guided knee replacement


1‘Clinical outcome using a ligament referencing technique in CAS versus conventional technique.’ Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2010; Sept 18; Lehnen K. et al.

2 ‘Computer-Assisted Techniques Versus Conventional Guides for Component Alignment in Total Knee Arthroplasty. A Randomized Controlled Trial.’ J Bone J Surg Am. 2011; 93:1377-84; Blakeney W. G. et al;