What are the possible complications of Kennedy disease (KD)?

Updated: Sep 30, 2019
  • Author: Paul E Barkhaus, MD, FAAN, FAANEM; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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A risk for falls is best addressed by assessments by a physical therapist.

If questions or concerns arise regarding the patient's job performance, an evaluation of his or her functional or physical capacity may be appropriate. A physical therapist or staff at a rehabilitation center typically performs this evaluation. Patients are understandably reluctant to surrender their functional independence. However, they must not be a danger to themselves or others while working or performing their activities of daily living.

If the patient's ability to operate a motor vehicle is a concern, this concern should be noted in the chart, and the patient should be advised to seek further evaluation by means of formal assessment at a rehabilitation center or the local Department of Motor Vehicles or its equivalent.


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