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Published on May 02, 2022

Milford Regional Physician Offering Breakthrough Treatment to Ease Chronic Pain and Injury

Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections Provided at New Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Practice

A revolutionary therapy using a patient’s own blood plasma to treat chronic injuries and pain is now being offered at Milford Regional Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, which recently opened at 98 Prospect Street, in Milford.

 

Primary care and sports medicine specialist Kevin Jillson, MD offers this unique treatment called platelet-rich plasma injections, or PRP, to patients who have not received relief from traditional treatments such as physical therapy or cortisone injections. PRP has shown to be effective in treating tennis elbow, arthritis (particularly arthritis of the knee), plantar fasciitis and rotator cuff tears, as well as other degenerative muscle, tendon and ligament issues.

 

 “PRP uses a patient’s own blood so there is no risk of significant side effects or reaction,” says Dr. Jillson. “It is a really well-tolerated treatment and can provide potential prolonged relief  from pain or stiffness.”

 

For this in-office procedure, a sample of blood is drawn from the patient and placed in a centrifuge which isolates the plasma from the blood.  Plasma contains a higher concentration of platelets than is found in normal blood, and research has shown that platelets may stimulate tissue regeneration and promote healing.

 

Using an ultrasound as a guide, the plasma is injected back into the patient, targeting the area of damaged tissue.  According to Dr. Jillson, treatment takes less than one hour and is performed under a local anesthetic.

 

“Patients can return to their normal activities within a few days of the treatment,” says Dr. Jillson.

 

PRP injections are currently not covered by insurance, and payment is the patient’s responsibility.

 

To view an informative video on PRP injections featuring Dr. Jillson, or to learn more about Milford Regional’s Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, visit https://www.milfordregionalphysicians.org/getmoving

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Milford Regional Medical Center is a full-service, community and regional teaching hospital located in Milford, Mass. and serves patients from more than 20 towns in Central Massachusetts. The 149-bed medical center is a nonprofit, acute-care facility, where more than 300 primary care and specialty physicians are committed to providing exceptional healthcare services to our community with dignity, compassion and respect.

Milford Regional Physician Group Milford Regional Physician Group, (MRPG) Inc. was established in 1992 and is one of the largest physician practice groups in the MetroWest and Blackstone Valley Region. MRPG, along with Milford Regional Medical Center, forms the Milford Regional Healthcare System, and consists of 43 primary care and specialty practices, including over 130 physicians, 82 advanced practitioners, and 630 total staff. The group is principally comprised of primary care providers, including: internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, and adolescent medicine. MRPG specialties include: breast surgery; cardiology; diabetes education; ear, nose and throat surgery; endocrinology; infectious disease; hospital medicine; neurology; obstetrics and gynecology; orthopedics; pulmonology; rheumatology; sleep medicine; sports medicine; urogynecology; urgent care; and urology.


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