Shoulder Abduction Test

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 Shoulder Abduction Test

What is Shoulder Abduction Test?

Shoulder Abduction Test (or as it called Bakody Sign) is used in case of suspicion of C4 or C5 nerve root irritation. It can also be used for thoracic outlet syndrome.

See Also: Spurling Test | Cervical Radiculopathy

How do you do shoulder abduction Test?

Shoulder Abduction Test- Bakody Sign
Shoulder Abduction Test- Bakody Sign

What does a positive Shoulder Abduction Test mean?

Shoulder Abduction Test procedure

Sensitivity & Specificity

A study by Davidson 1 found that this test has the following accuracy:

Another study by Wainner 2 to assess the reliability and accuracy of individual clinical examination for the diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy, the Shoulder Abduction Test has a low Sensitivity (17 %) and a high Specificity (92 %).



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