A breakthrough stem cell transplant procedure saved a man from having his foot amputated. Dr. Spence Misner, a podiatrist, discovered this revolutionary treatment that protects patients from flesh-eating bacteria.
Dr. Misner started using this procedure seven months ago when Bobby Rice, 50, came to him for help. Rice cut his foot on glass and used super glue to keep it in place. A few weeks later it was infected. He suffered from necrotizing fasciitis which another patient, Aimee Copeland, is battling with.
In November, Dr. Misner performed a stem cell transplant procedure wherein he used placenta membrane that contained growth factors as well as stem cells to speed up the healing process of Rice’s affected foot.
According to Dr. Misner, stem cells allowed the skin to grow when it comes in contact with it. On the other hand, if it’s in contact with fat, it also allows fat to grow. In Rice’s case it helped regenerate his nerves. This was a huge improvement since Bobby was considered neuropathic or totally numb. After the procedure, he became ticklish.
After seven months, Rice can stand and move around with the aid of his walker. He became a living proof of how effective stem cells are in helping humans deal with their various health problems.
Meanwhile, news about Misner and his procedure travelled fast. In fact, numerous patients have called him up with regard to this procedure.