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paraplegia vs quadriplegia

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Quadriplegia=weakness or paralysis of all 4 limbs. Paraplegia= weakness or paralysis of the 2 lower extremities.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience 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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Dr. Thomas Dowling
40 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
The degree of : Of paralysis and level ie from waist down or from neck down are the major differences with paraplegia involving the legs down and quadraplegia involin ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: Quad- 4 plegia-weakness weakness or paralysis of all 4 limbs.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience 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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Stein
Dr. Ian Stein answered
21 years experience Neurology
4 limbs: Spastic weakness of all 4 limbs.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
16 years experience 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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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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