Question: What is the life expectancy for a paraplegic?

Individuals aged 60 years at the time of injury have a life expectancy of approximately 7.7 years (patients with high tetraplegia), 9.9 years (patients with low tetraplegia), and 12.8 years (patients with paraplegia).Individuals aged 60 years at the time of injury have a life expectancy of approximately 7.7 years (patients with high tetraplegia

Who is the longest living paraplegic?

Walter Lewis Walter Lewis in Gautier holds the Guinness World Record for being the longest living quadriplegic. “Since a spinal cord injury in my late teens, Ive been paralyzed,” Lewis said. Lewis was in a car accident on his way home from a family Thanksgiving gathering on Nov. 29, 1959.

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