Your blood is comprised of 93% red blood cells, 6% white blood cells, and 1% platelets and plasma. Platelets are well known for their blood clotting ability, but also contain a large concentration of growth factors. These growth factors help to initiate repair and attract stem cells to an injury. Platelet Rich Plasma is your blood that is put through a centrifugation process that ultimately contains 5 to 10 times the normal concentration of platelets. Once separated, the PRP is then injected back into the site of injury to increase and speed up the healing process. It is found to be beneficial in chronic tendon injuries, acute ligament or muscle injuries, arthritis, fractures, and even during surgery.