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Definition of Hemiplegic

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hemiplegic

A person who has hemiplegia (is paralyzed on one side of the body)

handicapped person - a person who has some condition that markedly restricts their ability to function physically or mentally or socially.

Spastic Hemiplegia also a type of cerebral palsy that affects one arm and leg on the same side of the body. Hemiplegia is the result of a stroke or head trauma.

Double Hemiplegia: is used to describe cerebral palsy when it affects all four limbs but with different features on the right and left sides. It has also been used to describe instances in which there is more involvement in the arm than in the leg. is a neuromuscular condition of spasticity that results in the muscles on one side of the body being in a constant state of contraction. It is the 'one-sided version' of spastic diplegia. It falls under the mobility impairment umbrella of cerebral palsy. About 20–30% of patients who suffer from Cerebral Palsy are suffering from spastic hemiplegia.[1] Due to brain or nerve damage, the brain is constantly sending action potentials to the neuromuscular junctions on the effected side of the body. Similar to strokes, damage on the left side of the brain affects the right side of the body and damage on the right side of the brain affects the left side of the body. The affected side of the body is rigid, weak and has low functional abilities.[2] In most cases, the upper extremity is much more affected than the lower extremity. This could be due to preference of hand usage during early development. If both arms are affected, the condition is referred to as double hemiplegia. Some patients with Spastic Hemiplegia only suffer minor impairments, where in severe cases one side of the body could be completely paralyzed . The severity of spastic hemiplegia is dependent upon the degree of the brain or nerve damage.

List of People who are/were Hemiplegic

Vic Hugo
Lindie Larney
Bill Porter

 
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