A 30-year-old member asked:
Do you need to wear a catheter during acl reconstruction surgery?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
No: Routine acl reconstruction should take less than 90 minutes for an experienced surgeon. You should not need a catheter during surgery. Make sure you void before you go into the or. Many surgeons and hospitals use urinary catheters during surgery routinely. If it is a big concern for you talk about it with your doctor prior to surgery.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Do doctors insert a urethral catheter for ACL reconstruction surgery?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Acl: I do not use catheter for acl surgery nore do I know of one that does. Majority for isolated acl sugery do not use one however it can be enfluenced in type of anesthesia modality u choose for yourself.
5.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 27-year-old male asked:
Is their any alternative of ACL reconstruction surgery?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
No: Strengthen the hamstrings and exercise only on the treadmill. That's about all the high impact activities you could do after an acl tear.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 24, 2015
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