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Table 4 Reproducibility of examination for mechanosensitivity of nerves in 82 limbs

From: Diagnostic accuracy of the neurological upper limb examination I: Inter-rater reproducibility of selected findings and patterns

Nerve Location Number with agreement κ-value (95% CI)
   No allodynia Allodynia  
Brachial plexus (upper trunk level) Scalene triangle 51 14 0.48 (0.27–0.70)
Brachial plexus (cord level) Infraclavicularly behind pectoralis minor muscle 30 37 0.63 (0.47–0.80)
Suprascapular Suprascapular notch 39 15 0.29 (0.10–0.48)
Axillary Quadrilateral space 33 29 0.52 (0.34–0.70)
Musculocutaneous Passage through coracobrachial muscle 47 19 0.56 (0.37–0.75)
Radial/posterior Upper arm (Triceps or brachioradialis arcades) 39 24 0.54 (0.37–0.71)
interosseous Radiohumeral joint or supinator tunnel 27 30 0.41 (0.22–0.60)
Median Elbow level 60 10 0.54 (0.32–0.77)
  Carpal tunnel 73 3 0.47 (0.10–0.83)
Ulnar Elbow level 73 5 0.69 (0.40–0.98)