Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has proven to be a safe and effective way to treat some forms of pain. It also is generally well-tolerated, with very few associated complications. There is a slight risk of infection and bleeding at the insertion site, but your doctor can advise you about your particular risk.How often can a patient get radiofrequency ablation?
Unfortunately, however, as the nerve grew back, pain would return with a vengeance. This meant a nerve-burning cycle, and on average, radiofrequency ablation had to be repeated about once a year with patients becoming more and more brittle each time. In addition, arthritis developing or worsening in the affected joint was also a big issue.