Problem

Tetraplegia

Other Names:
Paralysis of anatomical extremities
Quadriplegia
Nature:

Tetraplegia (preferred to "quadriplegia") refers to impairment or loss of motor and/or sensory function in the cervical segments of the spinal cord due to damage of neural elements within the spinal canal. Tetraplegia results in impairment of function in the arms as well as in the trunk, legs, and pelvic organs. It does not include brachial plexus lesions or injury to peripheral nerves outside the neural canal.

Broader Problems:
Paralysis
Spinal cord injury
Related Problems:
Paraplegia
Values:
Paralysis
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
02.10.2019 – 18:26 CEST