e d g e - education for disability and gender equity

Biology
CONTENTS

GENETIC DISORDERS
1 Intro
2 Single gene disorders
3 Additional chromosomes
   
4 Activity
 
5 Resources
   
SPINAL CORD INJURY
1 Intro
2 Spinal cord and vertebrae
3

Effects of SCI

   
4 Activity
   
5 Resources

T3-T8 T9-T12 L1-L5 S1-S5 Above C3 C3-T1

UPPER THORACIC REGION
(T1 - T8):

Injuries at the thoracic level result in paraplegia affecting functioning of the chest and abdominal muscles.

At T1 to T8 there is most often control of the hands, but poor trunk control as the result of lack of abdominal muscle control.

Most paraplegics are able to push their own wheelchair and many become avid athletes.

Famous people with spinal cord injuries

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