- The anesthesiologist may perform a regional block or place an epidural.
- Your doctor may insert a small flexible tube (called a Foley catheter) into your bladder to drain urine.
- Your doctor may insert a drain to remove fluid near your incision.
- Soft, mechanical pump devices may be placed around your feet or lower legs. These will help reduce the risk of blood clots forming in your legs.
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In addition to your knee replacement surgery, a few other things may take place in the operating room: