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Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation
Endovenous radiofrequency ablation on the greater saph 2weeks ago.Now tingling pain tenderness not at the site of the surgery but below in the leg why?
Nerve response: When endovenous RFA is done to treat saphenous vein reflux (usually performed for varicose vein treatment), there is a small risk of nerve irritation, inflammation, or damage as a result of RFA heat energy being delivered to a nerve adjacent to the saphenous vein (saphenous nerve). The discomfort or numbness is often located below the treatment site since distal nerve conduction is affected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is a radiofrequency ablation of a benign aldosterone producing adenoma < 2.0cm technically feasible?
Pain: I assume you are speaking of spinal medial branch facet joint ablation. Most patients understandably want immediate relief. Some do get that. Others do not. Some times it takes a couple of weeks before you notice a difference. It does not work on some people. But the "normal" side effect is continued discomfort up to a couple of weeks. If pain exceeds that it probably is not going to work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not uncommon: This may be due to elimination of medication, enhanced awareness of the heartbeat, extra beats which used to be the triggers for tachycardia, or perhaps due to episodes of the arrhythmia which was being treated with ablation. It is especially common after an atrial fibrilllation ablation to have recurrent spells for a while post ablation. ...Read more
Not perfect: Ablation is an excellent treatment for certain arythmias but often requires a repeat procedure. Sometimes there is more than one site that needs treatment as well. The procedure is not without some risk as well. Some pts have experienced perferations and high grade heart block requiring permanent pacemakers. ...Read more
What possible side effects could radiofrequency ablation have when done on lower back nerves without anesthesia?
Radiofrequency Ablat: More side effects from anethesia. The main side effect of radiofrequency ablation is some discomfort, including swelling & bruising at the treatment site that usually goes away after a few days. Leg numbness may develop due to the local anesthesia given during the procedure. It should only last a few hours. Mild back discomfort can occur as the local anesthetic wears off & typically lasts 2-3 days ...Read more
Thermal Lesion: Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure where thermal energy is used to ablate/cut a nerve in half. This will in essence stop transmission of signals through that nerve, mainly pain signals. This technology can be used for treating the spine, nerve pain disorders, also be used for heart problems and treat tumors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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