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What to do after the Radio Frequency Ablation Procedure

  1. If you had sedation, then you may be drowsy and sleep.  You have now had a large volume of fluid injected into the thigh.  This fluid may start to sweat out.  This is absolutely nothing to worry about.  
  2. You can return to your normal activities the same day.  
  3. You need to walk for at least 30 minutes on the day of your procedure.  
  4. You can remove the compression bandages after 24 hours and you may take an anti-inflammatory if you have any pain.  
  5. Avoid sitting or standing for prolonged periods.  
  6. Strenuous actives should be avoided for a period of two weeks.  
  7. If you need to board any aircraft, please consult with your doctor prior to making any flight reservations.
  8. A follow-up procedure will be conducted within 72 hours of the procedure and this will include an ultrasound of the groin area to assess for any clots.


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