Stem Cell Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy

Stem Cell Therapy for Muscular Dystrophy

OVERVIEW

Name: Alexey Nechaev
Diagnosis: Progressive muscular dystrophy
D.O.B: 01 January 2002
Gender: Male
Country: Russia

Treatment: Stem Cell Treatment, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Rehabilitation Therapy .

HISTORY

Patient Alexey Nechaev was a 9 year old boy from Russia who was admitted to Puhua International Hospitaldue to “progressive powerlessness in four limbs for seven years,” with a diagnosis of: Progressive muscular dystrophy (Duchene’s).

When Patient Alexey was 2 years old, he tended to fall while walking. His movement balance was impaired and he presented with “duck gait” at the age of 3. He had poor movement flexibility and involuntary movements. He became inactive and liked to lie down or keep sitting in a chair. He was diagnosed with “Duchene muscular dystrophy” when he was 5 years old by a genetic test. He was treated with medications, and had received rehabilitation training regularly.

Medical condition after Stem Cell Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy

Before Stem Cell Treatment for his Muscular Dystrophy, Patient Alexey was alert and normal in emotion, cognition and speech. The main problem for him was that he had poor muscle power on both his trunk and his limbs. He felt powerless to deal with his daily movements. Muscular atrophy was noted in his four limbs. The balance and flexibility of his movement were poor.

He could only walk alone for about 20 steps, and with great difficulty. When he walked, his abdomen and pelvis presented with excessive anterior tilt, and the soles of both his feet could not touch the ground properly.

He also had difficulty in getting up from a chair or bed after a long time of sitting.

Stem Cell Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy

Injections of neural stem cells, self cell activation and proliferation therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and rehabilitation therapy (physical therapy and occupational therapy)

Medical condition after Stem Cell Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy

Improvement was noted from the first injection of stem cells. He could change his position from sitting on a chair to standing more quickly. With both cell transplantation for muscular dystrophy and rehabilitation training, Alexey’s muscle strength and volume has improved, and he is about 3 kilograms heavier. The excessive anterior tilt of his abdomen and pelvis while walking is better now. He is able to stand up and step forward more easily compared with his prior condition. The sole of his left foot can completely touch the ground when he walks, while the sole of his right foot can mostly touch the ground.

Alexey can now go to the toilet by himself and walk about 50 meters. When he is doing the “throwing and catching ball” training in our rehabilitation center, the speed and power are better than before. He is now able to throw the ball 2 meters horizontally. Furthermore, he can now continue the rehabilitation training for more than 20 minutes without obviously feeling tired.

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