Identifying Muscle Weakness and Limited Ranges of Motion in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis before Total Knee Arthroplasty

Tetsuya Amano, Kotaro Tamari, Shigehiro Uchida, Hideyuki Ito, Shigeharu Tanaka, Shinya Morikawa, Kenji Kawamura
2017 The Japanese Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine  
Objective:To elucidate factors associated with physical function and clarify the actual condition of functional deterioration in patients with knee osteoarthritis(OA)prior to total knee arthroplasty(TKA) . Methods:We enrolled 467 patients with severe knee OA and preoperatively assessed the following parameters:background factors(sex, age, BMI, K-L grade, and pain)and physical function(muscle strength of knee extensors and flexors, and knee joint angles) . A multiple regression analysis was
more » ... rmed to determine the relationship between the independent background factors and dependent physical functions. The median of preoperative function
doi:10.2490/jjrmc.54.384 fatcat:7kw6gwbnbbaplckqxrs4m6iefm