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Tetraplegia

Tetraplegia refers to a condition that causes total or partial paralysis in all four limbs, including the whole of the body. Tetraplegia can be caused by injury or illness, both of which can damage the spinal cord permanently between the levels of C1 – 7. The term tetraplegic refers to an individual who suffers from tetraplegia. Quadriplegia is the American terminology for tetraplegia.


 

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