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whats the different between paraplegia and quadriplegia?

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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.
Answered on Aug 1, 2012
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