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Victory for Adult Stem Cell Research- Saves a Man’s Leg
Tom Fisher already had his right leg amputated due to complications from Diabetes and he was in danger of losing his left leg as well. However, stem cell research in the form of Adult Stem Cells has saved his leg from amputation and have healed all his ulcers and infections and gangrene bringing back his leg to 94% normal.
Stem Cell Therapy- Clinical Trial in Charleston, South Carolina
Fisher, 84 years old was treated at Roper Hospital in South Carolina where there is an ongoing randomized stem cell research trial for a stem-cell therapy to treat critical limb ischemia, a result of Peripheral Artery Disease.
From the stem cell news article:
“That was astounding,” said Dr. Jeb Hallett, medical director at the Roper St. Francis Heart and Vascular Center. “The results have been amazing.”
Of the nine area patients participating, seven still have their limbs, Hallett said.