There is a wide range of specific orthoses for knees which include knee splints, knee bandages, knee supports and knee pads. A knee orthosis can provide pain relief and increase joint stability in the event of fractures and ligament injuries. An injury to the knee can involve a fracture, or soft parts like ligaments, the meniscus, or muscles to have been injured. It is important to get started with mobility and exercise as soon as the injury will allow and an orthosis can be helpful in providing protection, support, and pain relief. Knee pain can also be due to osteoarthritis, which means that the articular cartilage on the joint surface has been destroyed completely or partially. An orthosis can help relieve the joint and alleviate pain so that you can keep your knee moving and continue with activities.