Accurate results, early detection, improved patient outcomes
Monofilaments, sometimes known as Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments, were originally used to diagnose sensory loss in leprosy1. Screening for sensory loss with the 10-g monofilament is in widespread use across the world, and its efficacy in this regard has been confirmed in a number of trials, including the recent Seattle Diabetic Foot Study2.
The tuning forks provide a test of vibratory sensation.
Tendon Hammers can test reflexes
Diabetic Neuropathy Device™
The handheld digital device
detects and measures peripheral neuropathy and identifies the risks for complications in a three-minute comprehensive foot exam.
- Mayfield JA, Sugarman JR: The use of the Semmes-Weinstein monofilament and other threshold tests for preventing foot ulceration and amputation in persons with diabetes. J Fam Pract 49(Suppl. 11):S17–S29, 2002
- Boyko EJ, Ahroni JH, Cohen V, Nelson KM, Heagerty PJ: Prediction of diabetic foot ulcer occurrence using commonly available clinical information: the Seattle Diabetic Foot Study. Diabetes Care 29:1202–1207, 2006