Alocuro Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

01 Aug 2023
Dr Sam Wong performing a Platelet Rich Plasma Injection at Imaging Associates

Alocuro Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy can assist with healing and improved outcomes for your patients with tendon and ligament conditions, as well as osteoarthritic joints. Imaging Associates utilises the latest Alocuro Regenerative Cellular Therapy at our Box Hill and Camberwell Clinics.  

PRP injections harness the natural healing properties found in our blood to stimulate the body’s regenerative mechanisms in targeted areas. Alocuro’s™ TGA approved device enables the extraction of PRP with enhanced platelet concentration, growth factors, and bio-active proteins crucial for tissue regeneration and healing. These concentrated platelets are then injected under image guidance by a radiologist, precisely targeting the site of injury or tissue damage. By doing so, the platelets release growth factors that promote tissue regeneration, accelerate healing, and reduce inflammation. This approach has shown exceptional clinical outcomes, particularly for chronic tendon and ligament pathologies.

How is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Performed?

PRP therapy is a simple procedure, taking around 30 minutes, a blood sample is collected from the patient, and placed into a PRP device. After centrifugation, the platelets are concentrated into a small volume of plasma, which is then collected for injection into the targeted area by a radiologist under image guidance (ensuring precise needle placement).


  • Accelerated Tissue Regeneration: Alocuro PRP injections administer a concentrated dose of growth factors directly to the site of injury, stimulating cellular regeneration and accelerating tissue repair. This intervention has shown promising results in healing musculoskeletal injuries, including ligament sprains, tendonitis, and osteoarthritis.
  • Reduced Inflammation: Chronic inflammation can hinder the body’s natural healing processes. Alocuro PRP injections help reduce inflammation by delivering anti-inflammatory proteins to the affected area. This reduces pain, swelling, and discomfort, enabling patients to recover more effectively. The highly concentrated growth factors can cause a temporary ‘flare-up’ of symptoms for 2-3 days after the injection.
  • Minimally Invasive: PRP injections are minimally invasive compared to surgical interventions, allowing patients to avoid potential risk and recovery time associated with invasive procedures.
  • Customised Treatment: Alocuro PRP injections can be tailored to suit individual patient needs. The concentration of platelets and growth factors can be adjusted to address specific conditions and optimise the healing process.

Conditions Suitable for Alocuro Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Alocuro PRP injections can be particularly effective in the following scenarios:

  • Lateral epicondylitis, gluteal tendinopathy and plantar fasciopathy. 
  • Improvement of joint function and reduction in pain for patients with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis.

As with any treatment, patient suitability for PRP should be assessed by a qualified healthcare professional. Combined with weight loss, structured exercise programs, and a healthy lifestyle, PRP injections can optimise patient recovery and outcomes.

To refer your patient for a PRP injection and explore the potential of this treatment, follow the link here.