Quadriplegia, also known as tetrapalegia, is the loss of voluntary movement and sensation in all four extremities, and usually results from a cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). Other conditions, such as a brain stem lesion or spinal meningitis, may also result in quadriplegia. After the patient is neurologically and orthopedically stable and cannot be weaned from mechanical ventilation, a diaphragm pacing system should be considered.
Camila with her parents, viewing ducks and swans at Laguna Trupán Camila sustained a C1-C2 neonatal spinal cord injury, rendering her ventilator-dependent. In 2019, at nearly two years old, she was implanted with the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker by Dr. Renato Acuña at Hospitales Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Chile. Her post-op recovery was [...]