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Introduction to Quadriplegia

Tetraplegia, also known as quadriplegia, is paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four 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. Tetraparesis or quadriparesis, on the other hand, means muscle weakness affecting all four limbs.

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The Purpose of QuadrAfrica

QuadrAfrica was created specifically at quadriplegics in South Africa with the hope of expanding our coverage to the rest of the continent. The aim is to be an inclusive social platform. This is a place where peoople can come together and share their thoughts on diverse subjects related to quariplegia, for example: exercise tips; equipment tricks; bowel & bladder discussions; and sexuality issues.

This site relies heavily upon the feedback from the community. Please feel free to explore, comment or suggest anything about the site (be kind 😄).