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Table 5 Shoulder ultrasound sensitivity, specificity, PPV, NPV and accuracy in relation to shoulder MRI

From: Clinical and radiological assessment of hemiplegic shoulder pain in stroke patients

  Sensitivity Specificity PPV NPV Accuracy
Adhesive capsulitis 90.9% 94.2% 86.9% 94.2% 93.2%
Subacromial/Subdeltoid bursitis 82.6% 98% 95% 92.5% 93.2%
Bicipital tendinitis 93.9% 97.5% 96.8% 95.2% 95.9%
shoulder subluxation 80% 85.9% 52.9% 96.4% 85.1%
Gleno-humeral joint effusion 88.5% 100% 100% 90.6% 94.5%
A-C joint capsular hypertrophy 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Rotator cuff disorders      
 Full thickness tear 75% 97.1% 50% 98.5% 95.9%
 Partial thickness tear 80% 97.1% 66.6% 98.5% 98.6%
 Tendinitis 83.3% 95.5% 62.5% 98.4% 94.5%
 Atrophy 75% 98.5% 75% 98.5% 97.2%
 Total 78.9% 85.4% 65.2% 92.1% 83.7%
  1. A-C acromio-clavicular; PPV positive predictive value; NPV negative predictive value