Story By: Joseph Golder, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher is reportedly set to have a new stem cell operation in the coming days after suffering a tragic skiing accident six years ago.
Reports in Italian media say that Dr Philippe Menasche, a French professor and cardiologist who has operated on Schumacher before, could operate on him soon, with French newspaper Le Dauphine saying it could take place “in the next few days.”
Dr Nicola Acciari, a leading neurosurgeon, says that Schumacher is suffering from osteoporosis and muscle atrophy, due to him being unable to move since a serious skiing accident in Meribel in the French Alps in 2013.
Acciari said: “The goal is to regenerate Michael’s nervous system.”
That is why cardiologist Menasche, a ‘pioneer in stem cell surgery’, is reportedly going to conduct another cardiac stem cell operation on the seven-time F1 world champion.
Speaking about the operation, Acciari also said: “Over the past 20 years, science has made enormous progress with stem cell treatment. But that does not change that we still do not know much about the human brain. We are not able to say what the results will be.”
Schumacher underwent his first stem-cell operation with Menasche in late 2019 in Paris.
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