Quadriplegia

"Quadriplegia" References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries

References in the ICD-10-CM Index to Diseases and Injuries applicable to the clinical term "quadriplegia"

  • Quadriplegia - G82.50 Quadriplegia, unspecified
    • complete
      • C1-C4 level - G82.51 Quadriplegia, C1-C4 complete
      • C5-C7 level - G82.53 Quadriplegia, C5-C7 complete
    • congenital (cerebral) (spinal) - G80.8 Other cerebral palsy
      • spastic - G80.0 Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy
    • embolic (current episode) - I63.4 Cerebral infarction due to embolism of cerebral arteries
    • functional - R53.2 Functional quadriplegia
    • incomplete
      • C1-C4 level - G82.52 Quadriplegia, C1-C4 incomplete
      • C5-C7 level - G82.54 Quadriplegia, C5-C7 incomplete
    • thrombotic (current episode) - I63.3 Cerebral infarction due to thrombosis of cerebral arteries
    • traumatic -- code to injury with seventh character S
      • current episode - See: Injury, spinal (cord), cervical;

Applicable Clinical Terms Definitions

Quadriplegia: Severe or complete loss of motor function in all four limbs which may result from BRAIN DISEASES; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; or rarely MUSCULAR DISEASES. The locked-in syndrome is characterized by quadriplegia in combination with cranial muscle paralysis. Consciousness is spared and the only retained voluntary motor activity may be limited eye movements. This condition is usually caused by a lesion in the upper BRAIN STEM which injures the descending cortico-spinal and cortico-bulbar tracts.

Muscle Spasticity: A form of muscle hypertonia associated with upper MOTOR NEURON DISEASE. Resistance to passive stretch of a spastic muscle results in minimal initial resistance (a "free interval") followed by an incremental increase in muscle tone. Tone increases in proportion to the velocity of stretch. Spasticity is usually accompanied by HYPERREFLEXIA and variable degrees of MUSCLE WEAKNESS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p54)