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- Feb 09 2017
What is Tetraplegia?
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.
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