SPINAL CORD INJURY
For a new incomplete injury, local stem cell injection is OK. For the complete spinal cord injury patients, we will adopt Spinal Cord Reconstruction combined with Stem Cell Therapy.
Initiated by Dr. Xiaodi Han, "Spinal Cord Reconstruction + Stem Cell Therapy" has been clinically applied and brought new hope for patients with spinal cord injury.
Spinal Cord Reconstruction: for the complete spinal cord injury patients, a biological tube/peripheral nerve graft will be applied to bridge the broken spinal;
Stem Cell Therapy: after Spinal Cord Reconstruction, stem cells will be injected to both ends of this biological tube.
This method had been applied to more than 250 patients(the data was collected in Jan 2012). Among the patients we treated in 2010 and 2011, nearly 75% complete spincal cord injury patients gained improvements, and almost 100% of patients whose injury was within one year of treatment responded well and their ASIA scores increased more than 10 points. The fact that we are able to restore lost neurological function (loss that a very short time ago was considered to be permanent) in these sever cases is very exciting. We look forward to continuing making continued progress in this area of Stem Cell Therapy (SCT) and spinal cord injuries (SCI).