What is Tetraplegia?
Medikoe Health Expert
Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru Feb 9, 2017
A paralysis caused by injury or illness, Tetraplegia or Quadriplegia causes partial or total loss of usage of all 4 limbs and torso. The loss is a combination of both sensory and motor which means both control and feel is lost. This occurs due to high-level damage caused to the brain or spinal cord. C1-C4.
- Impairment of limbs
- Loss of bladder and bowel movement control
- Impaired sexual functioning
- Breathing difficulties
- Impaired sensation in affected areas
- Neuropathic pain
People with tetraplegia should be examined and informed concerning the options for reconstructive surgery of the tetraplegic arms and hands as it becomes a huge barrier to regain autonomy.