Age: 17 Years Old
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy
Weiwei was a 17 years old boy who was born prematurely at 28 weeks, which caused him Cerebral Palsy. Due to his retardation in his motor development for over five years, he was admitted to our hospital.
He received the first course of stem cell transplantation which included 2 stem cell injections via lumbar puncture and 1 stem cell transplantation via stereotactic brain surgery. During the treatment period, obvious improvements are seen in Weiwei’s motor function. According to our following-up of Weiwei's medical condition, he still has further improvements in his motor movement 6 months after his discharge.
The Condition before Admission:
-He could not sit by himself since the muscle strength of his waist is weak;
-He could not stand by himself whilst he only could stand by leaning against the wall;
-The muscle strength of his lower limbs was weak;
-He only could walk with support by others;
-He was supported to walk few steps with scissors gait.
The Condition after the Treatment (During the treatment period in the hospital):
- He can stand by himself with straight and upright waist since the muscle strength of his lower limbs is improved obviously;
- The muscular tension of his lower limbs is improved obviously;
- The flexibility of his lower limbs is improved obviously, he can walk without scissors gait;
- He can walk a few steps without any support.