Treatments & Procedures

We take great pride in making sure our patients receive high-quality orthopedic treatments and procedures, including advanced minimally invasive option for knee replacement surgery. Below are common treatments for knee conditions that we may treat at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis.


Physicians use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, along with strengthening programs, to treat mild to moderate pain associated with inflammation in the knee.

Corticosteroid Injection

Medication, such as corticosteroid injections, are an important part of a treatment protocol for knee injuries. A caregiver will inject a dose of corticosteroid directly into the joint to decrease inflammation.


Sometimes the best treatment for knee injury may be immobilization. Physicians may recommend the use of a cane or walker as part of an ongoing treatment for knee injury.

Knee Braces and Sleeves

A brace is used to provide external stability to the knee joint and encourage healing. A specialist will recommend knee braces and sleeves to help strengthen the knee muscle while reducing pain and inflammation.

MAKOplasty® Minimally Invasive Surgery

Physicians turn to MAKOplasty for joint repair and replacement because it is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that uses advanced robotic technology. This precise surgery for knee injuries results in less scarring, reduced pain and a faster recovery time.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is an integral component of a physician’s approach of treating knee pain. A physician will recommend physical therapy after surgery or as an ongoing treatment regimen to care your knee injury.


A revolutionary new technology for knee replacement surgery, the VISIONAIRE Patient Matched system utilizes patient’s MRI and X-Rays to design and create customized surgical instruments based on their unique anatomy.

Let Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis Connect You with a Doctor

Call (901) 765-3600 or use our Find A Physician to connect with a specialist who can answer your questions. You can also read more about diseases and conditions in our health library.