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If you feel severe pain at the injection site and notice swelling and redness, or increased leg weakness, have someone take you to the nearest emergency room or call 911. Tell the emergency room staff that you just had radiofrequency ablation (RFA). A doctor must evaluate you for bleeding and injection complications.

From: Radiofrequency Ablation for Arthritis Pain WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/11/2019

SOURCES:  Cleveland Clinic Department of Pain Management. Society of Interventional Radiology.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

SOURCES:  Cleveland Clinic Department of Pain Management. Society of Interventional Radiology.

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 11, 2019

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