A 38-year-old member asked:
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can you please tell me how hemiplegic, quadriplegic, and paraplegic differ?

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Dr. Robert Singer
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Briefly..: "hemi" implies an arm and leg on the same side "quad" refers to both upper and lower extremities "para" implies both arms or both legs "plegia" suggests complete loss of movement.
Answered on Nov 7, 2015
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