Rehabilitation of Post Sciatic Nerve Repair with Mesenchymal Stem Cell Augmentation: A Case Report

Ikhwan Muhammad, Damayanti Tinduh

Abstract

Severe peripheral nerve injury is one of the major disabling conditions and its rehabilitation remains a challenge. Here we report a case of sciatic nerve injury treated with stem-cell augmented nerve repair combined with post surgery rehabilitation. The patient previously suffered from flail foot after a sharp injury on her right posterior thigh severed her sciatic nerve. Emergency nerve repair surgery failed to produce the desired outcome. The patient then underwent second nerve repair surgery with mesenchymal stem cell augmentation followed by post surgery rehabilitation. ICF was used to assess functional status, set treatment goals, and determine an appropriate rehabilitation program. The program consisted of electrical stimulation, ultrasound diathermy, and therapeutic exercise. The SF 36-item health survey was used to monitor the quality of life before and after rehabilitation. After 6 months, significant improvement in the clinical condition and quality of life was achieved. This case demonstrates that stem cell augmented nerve repair surgery combined with a rehabilitation program is a promising approach to treat severe peripheral nerve injury

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Muhammad I. and Tinduh D. (2017). Rehabilitation of Post Sciatic Nerve Repair with Mesenchymal Stem Cell Augmentation: A Case Report.In Proceedings of the International Meeting on Regenerative Medicine - Volume 1: IMRM, ISBN 978-989-758-334-6, pages 181-185. DOI: 10.5220/0007318401810185


in Bibtex Style

@conference{imrm17,
author={Ikhwan Muhammad and Damayanti Tinduh},
title={Rehabilitation of Post Sciatic Nerve Repair with Mesenchymal Stem Cell Augmentation: A Case Report},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Meeting on Regenerative Medicine - Volume 1: IMRM,},
year={2017},
pages={181-185},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007318401810185},
isbn={978-989-758-334-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Meeting on Regenerative Medicine - Volume 1: IMRM,
TI - Rehabilitation of Post Sciatic Nerve Repair with Mesenchymal Stem Cell Augmentation: A Case Report
SN - 978-989-758-334-6
AU - Muhammad I.
AU - Tinduh D.
PY - 2017
SP - 181
EP - 185
DO - 10.5220/0007318401810185