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How could someone suffering from spinal cord injury operate power or manual wheelchair?
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
This depends on the level of the injury.
If only the persons legs are injured they can use their arms. If they are injured and can not use their arms, several options exist for them to direct their chair.

In brief: Depends
This depends on the level of the injury.
If only the persons legs are injured they can use their arms. If they are injured and can not use their arms, several options exist for them to direct their chair.
Dr. Evert Eriksson
Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on several
Factors including the level of the spinal cord injury and how complete it is and whether the patient has any other associated injuries or issues.
The age of the patient, their motivation and the rehabilitation given to them plays a role as well as the financial and technical resources that may also be available.

In brief: Depends on several
Factors including the level of the spinal cord injury and how complete it is and whether the patient has any other associated injuries or issues.
The age of the patient, their motivation and the rehabilitation given to them plays a role as well as the financial and technical resources that may also be available.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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