Tetraplegia or paraplegia with brachial diparesis? What is the most appropriate designation for the motor deficit in patients with lower cervical spinal cord injury?

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The authors seek to clarify the nomenclature used to describe cervical spinal cord injuries, particularly the use of the terms “tetraplegia”, “quadriplegia”, “quadriparesis”, “tetraparesis”, “incomplete quadriplegia” or “incomplete tetraplegia” when applied to patients with lower cervical cord injuries. A review of the origin of the terms and nomenclature… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10072-012-1160-4

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@article{Figueiredo2012TetraplegiaOP, title={Tetraplegia or paraplegia with brachial diparesis? What is the most appropriate designation for the motor deficit in patients with lower cervical spinal cord injury?}, author={Nicandro Figueiredo and Iara Eberhard Figueiredo and Daniel Resnick}, journal={Neurological Sciences}, year={2012}, volume={34}, pages={143-147} }