Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Underlying Cause Types

Limb Weakness Types

Limb weakness may be bilateral or unilateral:

  • Bilateral limb weakness may involve:
    • Both arms
    • Both legs
    • Both arms and legs
  • Unilateral limb weakness may involve:
    • One arm
    • One leg
    • Arm and leg on the same side of the body

Last Updated: Mar 24, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Limb Weakness References
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