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What is Tetraplegia?

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  Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru     Feb 9, 2017

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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
  • Numbness
  • 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.

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