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U.S. marine gets leg back with injection of pig bladder hormoneBy 조정은
Published : June 23, 2011 - 13:25
Marine Corporal Isaias Hernandez lost 70 percent of his right thigh muscles that would normally require amputation. However, rather than cutting it off, the remaining leg muscles were injected with an experimental growth-promoting substance found in pig bladders, the report said.
Normally damaged skeletal muscles need to be amputated since they do not regenerate. However in Hernandez’s case, he has regained most of the strength in his right leg.
“It was a remarkable recovery,” Stephen Badylak, engineering director at the University of Pittsburgh, was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
In the near future, if the new treatment is proven, it will offer similar patients with more opportunities for recovery.
The treatment that Corporal Hernandez received was due to the U.S. government’s $70 million investment in research of regenerative medicine, the report added.
By Christopher Kim
돼지 방광서 추출한 물질로 다리 근육 재생 성공
아프카니스탄에서 복무 중이던 에르난데스 상병은 적군의 박격포로 오른쪽 허벅지에 중상을 입어 혁신적인 의료기술 덕분에 다리를 제거 하지 않고 회복할 수 있었다고 데일리 메일이 보도했다.
에르난데스는 당시 사고로 허벅지 근육의 70퍼센트를 잃어 절단을 해야 했지만, 대신 돼지 방광에서 추출한 재생 능력이 있는 물질을 다리에 주입하여 근육을 재생 시키고 힘을 다시 키울 수 있었다.
골격근은 재생이 되지 않으므로 큰 손상이 있을 때 절단을 한다. 하지만 에르난데스 상병의 놀라운 회복으로 미래 의학에 많은 도움이 될 것으로 내다봤다.
미국 정부는 재생 의료학 발전을 위해 7천만불(750억원)을 투자했다. 에르난데스 상병도 덕분에 오른쪽 다리를 다시 사용할 수 있게 되었다.
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