I have severe wounds from the Radio Frequency Denervation. The procedure was 5 days ago and I had to go to the ER yesterday due to increased pain. Has anyone else had an issue with their wounds after surgery? There was no dressing placed on the wound areas after the procedure but the skin around the injection went white almost immediately. The Dr. said the skin died should i be concerned with what is happening? I tried to post a photo of the area but couldn't download to this site.View Thread
once again, thanks for the support. I went to the doctor yesterday and was concerned because i was feeling numb or not having feeling in certain areas. He gave me a couple tests but did not seem concerned. When I went to the Plastic Surgeon last night he said get ready for the worst part, the numbing needles. I did not feel anything. He was very surprised, I felt nothing as he gave me all of the shots. I fear that I have lost feeling in the area. We don't know what the extent of damage is at this point or if it will return. I asked if I could put ice on my back but he said no because of not having feeling in some areas. What a mess.View Thread
Thank you all again for your concern and kind words. I was wondering how long after this procedure you experienced pain. My doctor has reiterated that I would have pain for 1 or 2 weeks after the procedure. I don't remember him expressing this when we discussed the procedure. Just curious, for how long after the procedure did you have pain and discomfort? Saw plastic surgeon today and he will clean it up and get me stitched up next week. Not looking forward to being in another OR situation but I want to do whatever is necessary to get it cleaned up as directed.
Thank you everyone for your input. I did go to another doctor who said he believes that either the needle used was not properly coated and the heat escaped or the doctor did not wait for the needle to cool down and pulled it out while it was still hot. Either way I was basically burned from the inside out. I obviously cannot tell if the procedure worked because the current pain is horrible. I am still numb and have burning and stabbing pain when any pressure is placed on that buttock. It has been horrible, I didn't anticipate any time off and I just received a note that I will be out for another week. I will need to see a plastic surgeon to help the wound close and will most likely be scarred. The doctor said it is normal to have a small burn at the area, has anyone else had any kind of burn associated with this procedure? I am very sorry that I had it done but it seemed like a simple procedure and I really had tried everything else over the last 5 or 6 years.View Thread
OK, not the best way to do it but I tried to put the picture of my wounds as my cover, if it goes through you will see what it looked like as soon as I got home from my procedure. Still nno answers but will try another Dr. I have seen tomorrow for a second opinion about what happened.View Thread
He is a physiatrist. 1 week post surgery and still cannot put pressure on area. Still a gaping hole. Saw GP and he said infection seems to be getting under control and healing is starting. Waiting for my doctor to call and check in with me today as I cannot reach him on weekends.View Thread
Thanks for getting back to me. I did call my Dr. he never returned my call that day, secretary said he was in surgery. I saw him the next day and go a lot of, I don't know, and this never happened before. My skin around the puncture was white, which I now know means it is dead. It was somehow burned in the procedure. Kind of like burned all the way along the needle path. The Dr. also disputed that I had an infection but the pain and redness show that it was infected. I understand the Doctor is in contact with the company who makes the tool to find out if this had ever happened before. Unfortunately with all of the new pain I cannot tell if the procedure even worked, I am now one week out of work and still cannot put any pressure on or near the site. I wish it was as easy as yours.
Wish I could figure out how to put up the photo.View Thread