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Woodlawan Medical Campus
1121 Johnson Ferry Road
Suite 215
Marietta, GA 30068

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    Injection of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a minimally invasive procedure offered in our office for care of many chronic foot and ankle conditions. PRP is produced from the plasma component of a patient's own blood, which is very rich in healthy growth factors. These growth factors help to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints, making PRP an excellent modality for use in the foot and ankle.     
 
    If you’ve been diagnosed or feel you may suffer from chronic tendinitis or a ligament injury in your foot or ankle, you may benefit from a non-invasive treatment known as PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection). Many professional athletes have been successfully treated with PRP. Dr. Verlezza performs this procedure in her office with ultrasound guidance to ensure precise placement of the PRP at the injured site.  Dr. Verlezza has seen many successful outcomes with Platelet-Rich Plasma and even though this procedure is not covered by most health insurance plans, it may still be a cost effective treatment for you. You can use your Health Savings Account (HSA) to pay for Platelet-Rich Plasma.
 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE

    PRP is produced from a person's own blood. A sample of blood is obtained in our office, then spun down in a centrifuge machine to separate the blood layers. Once centrifuged, the essential plasma layer is collected. The plasma is then treated and ready for injection.

We ensure our patients are comfortable during the entire porcedure. Prior to injection of PRP your doctor will numb the area being treated using local anesthesia. After the injection, patients are fit with a walking boot and must avoid any high impact activity or strenuous exercise. After this short period of rest, your doctor will transition you into a progressive stretching and strengthening program.

Patients recieving PRP injections should refrain from any anti-inflammatory medications at least 2 weeks before and after the injection, so as to not impede the healing cycle. 

INDICATIONS for PRP in the LOWER EXTREMITY

  • Achilles tendonitis and tendinosis
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis and tendinosis
  • Peroneal tendonitis and tendinosis
  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar plate injuries
To learn more about these and other foot conditions that can be successfully treated by Dr. Verlezza, call us at (770)971-9820 to make an appointment.

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Marietta, GA Podiatrist
Premier Podiatry
1121 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 215
Marietta, GA 30068
(770) 971-9820
Podiatrist - Marietta, Woodlawn Medical Campus 1121 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 215, Marietta, GA 30068 (770) 971-9820