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Table 4 Sensitivity and specificity of orthopaedic tests for cervical radiculopathy

From: Accuracy of spinal orthopaedic tests: a systematic review

Authors No. of Subjects Test Sensitivity (%) Specificity (%) QUADAS Score
Shah & Rajshekhar [10] 50 Spurling 92 95 11
Wainner et al [16] 82 Spurling A 50 86  
   Spurling B 50 74  
   Shoulder Abduction 17 92  
   Valsalva 22 94 11
   Cervical Distraction 44 90  
   Median N. Tension 97 22  
   Radial N. Tension 72 33  
Viikari-Juntura et al [20] 43 Spurling 28 * 33 ** 100 9
   Cervical Distraction 26   
   Shoulder Abduction 31 * 42 **   
Tong et al [25] 255 Spurling 30 93 7
Sandmark & Nisell [27] 75 Spurling 77 92 4
   Radial N. Tension 77 94  
  1. * = applies to the right hand side, ** = applies to the left hand side