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What it measures:

The Sharp-Purser Test (SPT) is used in clinical practice to help diagnose atlantoaxial instability (AAI).

Target Population:

This summary contains information on use of the SPT in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (Uitvlugt & Indenbaum, 1988; Forrester & Barlas, 1999), patients with Down syndrome (Cattrysse, Swinkels, Oostendorp & Duquet, 1997), and patients who have had cervical trauma (Aspinall, 1990).

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