2017 年 29 巻 6 号 p. 996-1000
[Purpose] The present study was to validate the importance of the trunk function evaluated by trunk righting test (TRT) with motor function in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and to show the clinical use of TRT. [Subjects and Methods] This study included 50 patients with knee osteoarthritis who underwent total knee arthroplasty in our hospital. Correlations between physical functional test, such as muscle strength, balance function, and performance and TRT were statistically evaluated. [Results] The independent factors for ipsilateral TRT were maximal isometric knee extensor strength test and ipsilateral step test. The operator and non-operator side TRT were significantly associated with TUG. [Conclusion] The results showed that the physical functions are correlated with the trunk function evaluated by TRT of patients with knee OA, suggesting that healthcare workers must take into consideration the trunk function, as well as lower extremity function to improve physical function.