Quadriplegia and Paraplegia Information and Infographic

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Ian C. Langtree - Content Writer/Editor for Disabled World
Published: 2013/05/17 - Updated: 2024/05/02
Publication Type: Informative
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: Infographic contains information regarding the difference between Quadriplegia and Paraplegia including vertebra and spinal functions. Paraplegia is an impairment in motor or sensory function of the lower extremities. The extent of the paralysis depends on the level of the spinal cord at which the damage occurs. When both legs and arms are affected, the condition is called Quadriplegia. Quadriplegia, or tetraplegia, is defined as "paralysis of four limbs", tetraplegia is more commonly used in Europe than in the United States. Quadriplegia is caused by damage to the brain or the spinal cord at a high level C1 to C7 - in particular, spinal cord injuries secondary to an injury to the cervical spine.

Introduction

SCI Facts:

Main Digest

Paraplegia - Paralysis from the waist down.

Quadriplegia - Paralysis from the shoulders down.

Complete Injuries - Result in the total loss of sensation and function below he injury level.

Incomplete Injuries - Result in partial loss of sensation and function below the injury level.

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Infographic provides information on paraplegia and quadriplegia including statistics.

Infographic provides information on paraplegia and quadriplegia including statistics.

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Causes of Paraplegia and Quadriplegia

Race and Ethnicity

Age and Gender Statistics

Marital Status at Injury

Employment Status

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