What is quadriplegia?

  • (noun): Paralysis of both arms and both legs.


Tetraplegia, also known as quadriplegia, is paralysis caused by illness or injury to a human that results in the partial or total loss of use of all their limbs and torso; paraplegia is similar but does not affect the arms. The loss is usually sensory and motor, which means that both sensation and control are lost.

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Spastic Quadriplegia - Symptoms
... Spastic quadriplegia can be detected by the abnormal development of motor skills in children ... Spastic quadriplegia also presents a range of symptoms that affect the musculature ... contractions and tightness, is also often experienced by those affected by spastic quadriplegia ...
Spastic Quadriplegia - Testing and Diagnosis
... Spastic quadriplegia can be diagnosed as early as age one after a noticed delay in development, particularly a delay in rolling, crawling, sitting, or walking ... Muscle tone is sometimes used to make the diagnosis for spastic quadriplegia as affected children often appear to be either too stiff or too floppy ... For a disorder to be diagnosed as spastic quadriplegia, an individual must show spastic symptoms (as opposed to athetotic, hypertonic, ataxic, or atonic symptoms) and it must be present in all four ...
Franz Stampfl - Quadriplegia
... In 1981 he was awarded an MBE for services to athletics. ...