Treatments & Procedures

The physicians and specialists at Desert Regional Medical Center understand the importance of providing you with individualized knee pain treatment plans to get you on the road to recovery.

We take great pride in ensuring you receive high-quality orthopedic treatments and procedures, including the most advanced minimally invasive option for knee replacement surgery. Below are common treatments for knee conditions that we may treat. 

To find the best solution for you, connect with one of our physicians by calling (760) 416-4511.


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, is 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.