Tag Archives: Asan Medical Center

New Hope for Parry-Romberg Syndrome Patients from Stem Cells

A study led by Dr. Ko and Dr. Choi of Asan Medical Center and Dr. Ra of RNL Stem Cell Technology Institute posted on the ‘Annals of Plastic Surgery‘

In a landmark clinical study, scientists of the RNL Stem Cell Technology Institute have demonstrated that the transplant of patients’ own (“autologous”) stem cells can dramatically improve the ability of plastic surgeons to repair diseases. In the September 2012 issue of the prestigious international plastic surgery journal Annals of Plastic Surgery (69:3), researchers published their controlled study of the power of stem cells, describing a breakthrough with patients
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Efficacy of directly-injected stem cells confirmed for the first time

Some neck or back injuries that damage the spinal cord can leave a person partially or completely paralyzed.
Now, for the first time, doctors at ASAN Medical Center have confirmed the efficacy of directly injecting a patient’s own autologous stem cells into the injured spinal cord.

After a severe nerve injury to his neck from a car accident in 1998, a patient named Mr. Park, from Chuncheon, was diagnosed with quadriplegia, or complete paralysis.

After being bedridden for eight years, he began receiving stem cell therapy in 2006. Gradually, he started to regain strength in his arms, and finally was able
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