|Claire Marsh - Spinal Cord Injury|
|Spinal Cord Injuries|
|Wednesday, 30 September 2009 10:41|
StemCellsChina would like to thank Claire Marsh for submitting this Patient Experience to us.
Check out Claire's new video shot during her second round of transplants. She talks about progress made in the previous year and what's happened in her life during the interim.
Primary Condition Name
Incomplete Paraplegia Due to Spinal Cord Injury at L1
Claire's 2008 video at Vimeo.
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Reason for Coming for Treatment
For the chance to regain any function possible esp. bowel and bladder
Condition Prior to Coming for Treatment
Prior to treatment I was three years post-injury. My injury was assesed as L1 ASIA A incomplete. My motor function was classed L2 and sensory level at L3.
Experience During Treatment
I had 8 stem-cell injections: the first via IV, and the remaining 7 via lumbar puncture (6 injections were umbilical cord blood stem-cells and two were from my own bone-marrow).
Condition Following Treatment
While still in hospital I regained some movement in my left ankle and toes (plantar and dorsi-flexion) and regained about 4cm normal sensation below my left knee, and about 2.5cm of normal sensation below the knee on my right.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 July 2010 12:44|