Mr. Dong is a Chinese 41 years old male patient suffering from the sequela of spinal cord injury. He happened to undergo a car crash on August 13th, 2005. The movement disorder of his 4 limbs was remained. The MRI of his spinal cord on June 15th, 2006 showed: there was softening lesion on his C3-C4 spinal cord.
Before the stem cell treatment:
- He suffered from polypnea, low tone of his speech, weakness of cough and expectoration;
- The muscular tension of his 4 limbs was high, the action speed of stretching and bending of his right hand was slow, his index finger and pinkie could not stretch straight, his wrists could not turn over, his right hand could pick up 2.5kg dumbbell clumsily; his lower limbs could be raised up separately with bending posture while could not be raised up with stretching straight, his lower limbs could not be raised up together;
- He could not sit by himself, he had to need his family members' support if sitting;
- The sensation level was 3cm beneath his navel level, the sweating level was same as the sensation level.
After the stem cell treatment:
- He can breathe smoothly when sitting up and lying, he can speak stronger, cough stronger and spit easily when sitting up;
- The muscular tension of his 4 limbs is reduced obviously, the action speed of stretching and bending of his right hand is faster, his index finger can be stretched straight, his wrists can turn over, his right hand can pick up 3.5kg dumbbell easily; his left lower limb can lift up higher, he can raised up his both lower limbs together;
- He can sit independently without supports of both hands, he can sway his body between left to right when sitting;
- The sensation level of his left side is reaching to foot level, that of his right side is above his knee joint level, the sweating level is reaching to his hip.
Until his discharge, his medical condition is improving further.
54 days after the stem cell treatment:
- The muscle strength of his both hands and lower limbs is improved obviously, the muscular tension of his both hands and lower limbs is reduced obviously, he can stretch or bend his fingers easily and flexibly;
- The sensation level of his right lower limb is lowered by 10cm comparing with that when discharge, he can stand for 15 hours with brace of his lower limbs (He could not stand completely before the stem cell treatment.)