Quadriplegia

What is Quadriplegia?

Tetraplegia, also known as quadriplegia, is paralysis caused by illness or injury to a human that results in the partial or total loss of use of all their limbs and torso; paraplegia is similar but does not affect the arms. The loss is usually sensory and motor, which means that both sensation and control are lost. Tetraparesis or quadriparesis, on the other hand, means muscle weakness affecting all four limbs. It may be flaccid or spastic.

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my brother is of 15 years old.he can not walk,talk,sit and do other common man activities .he do not have control over his hands. when he born he...

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This problem called as Cerebral Palsy with Quadriplegia. As your brother dint cry at the time of birth this is suggestive of perinatal asphyxia and...

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I have been diagnosed with an ependymoma neoplasm wrapped around my spinal cord at C2. Could you please tell me what symptoms I might expect? I...

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First,i hope that there will be possible some treatment modality,if not surgery than at least...

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What could be the causes of right shoulder discomfort/loss of strength/loss of mobility for a C3 incomplete quadriplegic (function close to C4)?...

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Cause of quadriplegia is important to re-evaluate

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Hi there, Thanks for coming back to HealthcareMagic.

From what I...

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