Quadriplegia, otherwise called tetraplegia, is a type of paralysis that causes partial or total loss of function of legs, hands, and the trunk of the body. Both the sensory and motor functions are affected. It is usually caused by injury to the brain or spinal cord (level C1 to C7).
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Query: Hello doctor, My relative's daughter, who is 16 years old, met with a car accident. She is admitted to the hospital. Please give your suggestions on her case. She is currently undergoing surgery. The below extract was of her case study. The doctors say that the body below her neck is not moving. Can... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the case scenario. The reason behind her low blood pressure and inability to move all four limbs is actually the cervical spinal cord injury. Surgery is risky because of low blood pressure, but it is possible to operate if the anesthetic team is able to manag... Read Full »