Wheelchair bound for 6 years, he takes his first steps for a second time
Diagnosis: Spinal Cord Injury
D.O.B: 01 January 1986
Treatment: Spinal cord reconstruction; Stem cell treatment; Rehabilitation training;TCM treatment
Mr. Talaout, a 30-year-old man from Algeria, was gravely injured in 2010, resulting in lumbar spinal cord damage. Since then his lower limbs have been paralyzed with little to no sensation, leaving him to rely on his wheelchair to perform basic functions. He went to countless hospitals and saw numerous doctors over the past six years but failed to find an effective treatment for his condition.
In late 2015, he searched online and found that Beijing Puhua International Hospital was able to offer him treatment for his spinal cord injury, with a success rate higher than most other facilities. He then called Puhua Hospital who upon receiving his medical records, were able to design a customized treatment plan based on the patient’s condition and requirements. After speaking with several professionals he felt enough confidence in his decision and book his ticket to China, arriving at the beginning of March just after Chinese New year.
When the patient and his family arrived at Beijing Capital Airport, their driver and Arabic speaking staff were there at the exit waiting to welcome them. After admission, the patient underwent clinical several tests and in depth medical investigations, the results of which showed no significant change when compared with the reports he had sent three months earlier.
Mr. Talaout then began his 3-week treatment program focusing on neural repair, rehabilitation, traditional Chinese medicine and other additional supporting therapies. The whole procedure went smoothly, and he was discharged on time.
Following the discharge recommendations made by his doctor following the nerve repair treatment, the patient continued undergoing rehabilitation to promote further functional recovery.
On March 2, 2017, Puhua received a letter from Mr. Talaout, excitedly describing his considerable improvement over the past year. Included were the following photos:
From the photos and videos, we can clearly see that the patient can stand independently with little need for external support. He is able to walk around with the use of crutches Although it does still take time for him to walk independently, it means a lot to him and his family who have renewed hope for the future.