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Will i need a catheter for ACL surgery?

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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Not usually

If you mean a catheter for your bladder the answer is not usually.
Some surgeons have the anesthesia doctors (with the patient's permission) perform a nerve block on the operative lower extremity to help with postop pain control. Sometimes a small catheter is placed into the skin at the site of the nerve block to allow the numbing medicine to go in over a few days.

In brief: Not usually

If you mean a catheter for your bladder the answer is not usually.
Some surgeons have the anesthesia doctors (with the patient's permission) perform a nerve block on the operative lower extremity to help with postop pain control. Sometimes a small catheter is placed into the skin at the site of the nerve block to allow the numbing medicine to go in over a few days.
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
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