Join our mailing list!




Home > Semmes Weinstein Monofilament Wire
Semmes Weinstein Monofilament Wire 5.07 10g Neuropathy Diabetic Testing Kits, 20 Disposable Filaments

- 20 Single Use Monofilament Neuropathy Filaments
- Medical Grade 5.07 10g Filaments
- The most effective medical device for diabetic foot screening from the only manufacturer with FDA 510(k) clearance



According to the American Diabetes Association, all patients with diabetes should be screened for loss of protective sensation in their feet (peripheral neuropathy) when they are diagnosed and at least annually thereafter, using simple clinical tests such as the Semmes-Weinstein monofilament exam.
The Semmes-Weinstein 5.07 monofilament nylon wire exerts 10 g of force when bowed into a C shape against the skin for 1 second. Patients who can’t reliably detect application of the 5.07, 10-g monofilament to designated sites on the plantar surface of their feet are considered to have lost protective sensation.


How to Perform a Semmes Weinstein Neuropathy Skin Test

1. Have the patient in a sitting position with shoes and socks off.
2. Explain to the patient that you’re screening/testing for neuropathy (loss of skin nerve feeling).
3. Touch the Semmes-Weinstein nylon monofilament wire to the patient’s arm to show what the touch feels like.
4. Tell the patient to respond “Yes” each time he or she feels the pressure of the 5.07 monofilament wire on the foot during the exam.
5. Tell the patient to shut their eyes during the exam.
6. Hold the monofilament wire perpendicular to the patient’s foot. Press it against the foot, increasing the pressure until the monofilament bends into a C shape. (The patient should sense the monofilament by the time it bows.)
7. Hold the monofilament in place for about 1 second. Press the monofilament to the skin so it buckles at one of two times as you say “Time one” or “Time two.” Have the patient identify at which time he or she was touched. Randomize the sequence of applying the filament throughout the examination.
8. Locations for testing: On both feet, use the first, third, and fifth metatarsal heads and plantar surface of the distal hallux and third toe. Avoid callused areas.
9. Record response on foot screening form with “+” for Yes and “–” for No.
Sort By:
Page of 1
semmes-weinstein-5.07-10g-wires
Semmes Weinstein Monofilament Wire 5.07 10g Neuropathy Diabetic Testing, 20 Pack
Our Price: $19.95

Semmes Weinstein Monofilament Wire 5.07 10g
Neuropathy Diabetic Testing Kits, 20 Disposable Filaments


20 Single Use Monofilament Neuropathy Nylon Filaments
Medical Grade 5.07 10g Filaments
The most effective medical device for diabetic foot screening from the only manufacturer with FDA 510(k) clearance



How to Perform a Semmes Weinstein Neuropathy Skin Test

1. Have the patient in a sitting position with shoes and socks off.
2. Explain to the patient that you’re screening/testing for neuropathy (loss of skin nerve feeling).
3. Touch the Semmes-Weinstein nylon monofilament wire to the patient’s arm to show what the touch feels like.
4. Tell the patient to respond “Yes” each time he or she feels the pressure of the 5.07 monofilament wire on the foot during the exam.
5. Tell the patient to shut their eyes during the exam.
6. Hold the monofilament wire perpendicular to the patient’s foot. Press it against the foot, increasing the pressure until the monofilament bends into a C shape. (The patient should sense the monofilament by the time it bows.)
7. Hold the monofilament in place for about 1 second. Press the monofilament to the skin so it buckles at one of two times as you say “Time one” or “Time two.” Have the patient identify at which time he or she was touched. Randomize the sequence of applying the filament throughout the examination.
8. Locations for testing: On both feet, use the first, third, and fifth metatarsal heads and plantar surface of the distal hallux and third toe. Avoid callused areas.
9. Record response on foot screening form with “+” for Yes and “–” for No.
   
 
20 Single Use Monofilament Neuropathy Filaments