– Any procedure where the skin is penetrated carries a risk of infection. The chance of infection requiring antibiotic treatment occurs in less than one in 1,000 patients.
– Any procedure that involves placement of a catheter into a blood vessel carries certain risks. These risks include damage to the blood vessel, bruising or bleeding at the site where the needle is placed, and infection.
– Some postoperative bruising and tenderness may occur, but is alleviated by wearing compression stockings.
– They have been reported some instances of thermal damage (heat) the nerves. This is uncommon and usually goes away within a short time.
– Thrombophlebitis (inflammation of a vein) is not uncommon and can cause pain and redness over the treated area, but usually responds well to anti-inflammatory noesteroideos drugs (NSAIDs). Blood clots that form in veins can travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolism); however, it is an extremely rare occurrence.