Better Urine and bowel control
Name: Patient Fatima
Diagnosis: Spinal Cord Injury
D.O.B: 01 January 1977
Treatment: Spinal Cord Reconstruction, Stem Cell Treatment, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapy
Patient Fatima is a 39 years old female who had an accident in 2007 and sustained cervical spinal cord injury at C5&C6. She had microdisectomy and cage fusion and plating of C5&C6 in October 2007. She had fracture located in the upper femur, and lesser trochanter affected The patient was admitted to Beijing Puhua International Hospital in the end of 2014 due to “mobility, sensation disorder in the four limbs and urination disorder after car accident, which lasted for over 7 years.”
Medical Condition Prior to Spinal Cord Reconstruction Surgery
Prior to receiving Stem Cell Treatment (SCT) for Spinal Cord Injury, her muscle strength of lower limbs was 0/5, thumbs was 3/5, and other fingers was 0/5; Muscle strength of proximal end was 4/5. Muscular tension was increased in lower limbs. Both deep sensation and superficial sensation were decreased under bilateral C7 level.
Stem Cell Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury for 21 days
After admission, the patient completed his clinical investigation. On Oct 30th 2014, the patient received open reduction and internal fixation of femoral intertrochanteric fracture on the right side. After the operation, the patient was given treatment including fluid infusion, improving nutrient of nerves and preventing infection etc. X ray showed fracture reduction was good. On Nov 10th 2014, the patient received spinal cord reconstruction surgery through intraspinal explore via post-middle approach. On Nov 14th 2014, the patient received nerve cell activation via lumbar puncture one time. She also received treatment Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and rehabilitation therapy.
Medical Condition after Stem Cell Treatment
The spinal cord reconstruction surgery was completed successfully and her sensation has been improved after the surgery.
1 year after her discharge, she has sensation of bowel and bladder and with ability to control it some time. With her bone fracture cured, she started to take more rehabilitation training to stand and walk. She has planned to come back to our hospital for the second stage treatment to get further improvement. We will try the best to help her recovery, and realize her dream to be a model one day.