Universal Medical Imaging now offers Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, utilising the Alocuro PRP extraction system.

Platelets are a natural component of blood, accounting for about 5-10% of blood volume.Decades of research have identified Platelets as the main blood component responsible for healing in a variety of different tissues; however this natural process can be ineffective in areas of the body which have poor circulation.

The PRP process involves taking a small volume of blood from the patient (usually about 30mLs) and then extracting the platelets.

The Alocuro PRP system allows the platelets to be separated accurately, and injected (whilst using ultrasound guidance) atthe target area of injury. Upon delivery to the injury, the platelets enable the body’s natural healing system to take effect.

PRP injections have been shown to assist various tissues to heal in numerous clinical trials.

Areas where PRP may be of most benefit include tendons, joints, and some fracture sites where there is poor circulation.

PRP injections are available only after a definitive diagnosis has been made, and this treatment has been deemed suitable by a doctor. A referral is required.

This treatment is not Medicare rebateable, private fees apply.

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