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Rhabdomyolysis is a myopathic condition with an acute onset that causes a rapid degradation of muscle tissue. It causes a significantly elevated release of creatine kinase (CK), a muscle enzyme that is a cellular component in healthy muscle tissue, into the blood stream. Common causes include muscle trauma (injury/strenuous activity), drug/alcohol abuse, medications, toxins, infections, and extended periods of immobility. Hallmark signs/symptoms include muscle pain, swelling, weakness, and dark “tea colored” urine. The purpose of this case report is to describe PT management for a homebound legally blind elderly male with rhabdomyolysis looking to increase independence in the home and the community.
The case report paper for this poster can be found here:
Bourgoin, Brandon, "Regaining Independence In Ambulation For A Visually Impaired Patient With Rhabdomyolysis: A Case Report" (2019). Case Report Posters. Poster 155.