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paraplegia vs quadriplegia

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Quadriplegia=weakness or paralysis of all 4 limbs. Paraplegia= weakness or paralysis of the 2 lower extremities.
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Arm function: Paraplegia is paralysis of the legs (no movement or feeling). Tetraplegia (quadriplegia is an older term) is paralysis of the arms and the legs. In bo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Number of limbs: "plegia" is a term meaning weakness or paralysis. Paraplegia refers to involvement of both legs. This is the more common form of cerebral palsy. Qu ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Quad- 4 plegia-weakness weakness or paralysis of all 4 limbs.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Quadriplegia which means weakness or paralysis in all 4 limbs is a descriptive term only. It does not explain what caused the quadriplegia. Conditions ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Appropriate care: Most patients with quadriplegia were either born with brain injury or acquired it due to injury or infection. Once the injury occurs, there is little ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Stein
Dr. Ian Stein answered
20 years experience in Neurology
4 limbs: Spastic weakness of all 4 limbs.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
YES: Paraplegia is the loss of power in the lower extremities usually due to spinal cord (spastic variety) or peripheral nerve and muscle disease (flaccid ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
15 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
4 vs 2: Quadriplegia means that all four of a person's limbs are not functioning at full capacity, whereas in hemiplegia, only two are affected.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: Fms helps preserve muscle bulk in paralyzed muscles. It helps with circulation and joint health. It is not a cure for paraplegia but it is helpful to ... Read More

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