Michael Schumacher Appears To Be Responding Well To Stem Cell Treatment – International Business Times

It appears that Formula One racing legend Michael Schumacher is responding well to stem cell treatment. According to several sources, the 50-year-old is conscious over at a Paris hospital which is now tightly guarded.

A pioneering surgeon, Philippe Mehasche, known to specialize in stem cell treatment treated the seven-time World Champion driver at the Georges Pompidou Hospital. The tight security was for the transfusions of inflammation-reducing stem cells which are part of the procedure to address the head injuries Schumacher suffered almost six years ago, The Sun reported.

It was La Parisien who reported that the hospital has now been transformed into a virtual bunker since the arrival of Schumi. An official update on the status of the F1 legend has yet to be released. However, a nurse in Cardiology allegedly attending to Schumacher said that the racing legend is conscious. The F1 ace could benefit from infusions of stem cells that are distributed in the body to obtain a systemic anti-inflammatory action throughout the body.

With tight security, only permitted personnel are allowed to pay Schumacher visit. So far, only close friend Jean Todt reportedly visited Schumacher. The former rally driver stayed for about 45 minutes before quietly leaving the hospital.

The lack of update is understandable. Hospitals do follow certain protocols when it comes to revealing the prognosis of their patients. Regardless, Schumacher fans and supporters simply just want to know if the procedure could boost the chances of the race driver in recovering from that tragic skiing accident back in 2013.

Schumacher has not been since publicly since then with updates minimal. Before the stem cell treatment, he is believed to be paralyzed and unable to speak. Schumacher spent three months in a medically-induced coma after the accident and has had years of intensive care at his house in Gland, a Swiss town on the shore of Lake Geneva.

The treatment was supposed to happen earlier. But an undisclosed health scare moved the date to this week when Professor Mehasche got back from a holiday. He first examined Schumacher before transferring him to the George Pompidou for the stem cell treatment.

German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher gestures at the end of the Brazil's F-1 GP on November 25, 2012 at the Interlagos racetrack in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images

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