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Hemiplegia Definition

Hemiplegia Definition

Hemiplegia Definition

When half of the body does not work as a result of this sort of injury to the brain, this is referred to as Hemiplegia. Hemi being half. Plegia being inability to move. So half of the body has a decreased ability to move the way it should have normally because of the opposite side of the brain is no longer providing those functions.

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Justin Brown, MD


  • Board Certified Neurosurgeon
  • Director, Neurosurgery Paralysis Center and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Mass General Hospital
  • Focuses on restoring movement following trauma and paralyzing injuries to the peripheral nerves, spinal cord and brain

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