Monofilament Neuropathy Diabetic Testing Kit
Diabetic patients and their doctors have to be proactive when it comes to preventing a small injury from becoming a major medical problem. Loss of protective sensation (LOPS) is a significant medical concern among diabetic patients and their physicians. Testing patients for LOPS is crucial for preventing foot ulcers that can lead to amputation. Approved for single patient use, our monofilament test for diabetic neuropathy presents an easy, inexpensive test to predict a patient’s risk for developing LOPS. Screening a patient for LOPS using the Semmes Weinstein neuropathy skin test is simple and non-invasive for adults, children and seniors. Save money for your practice by ordering your diabetic foot neuropathy tests in bulk from Atlas Biomechanics. Shipping on orders over $50 is always free!
Semmes Weinstein Monofilaments
5.07 10g Neuropathy Diabetic Testing Kits
20 disposable monofilaments, all calibrated to deliver the standard 10-gram force range.
Monofilaments are the most effective method of testing for loss of protective sensation (LOPS) in diabetic patients
Uses stringent protocols to maintain the integrity of our product and 10-gram force range in full compliance with FDA standards.
Patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy is an important risk factor for the diabetic foot. Those with diabetic peripheral neuropathy is a major cause of diabetic foot ulcers and amputations. Health professionals need a quick and inexpensive screening tool to identify those patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Semmes Weinstein 5.07 10g monofilament wire exam on diabetics is an effective screening tool to identify diabetic peripheral neuropathy. It is noninvasive, easy to perform, quick, and repeatable. The most common filament used for this test is the nylon monofilament wire. The gauge of the most common Semmes Weinstein nylon monofilament is 5.07. This number is determined by the logarithm of the applied force in milligrams. The monofilament bending or buckling force for the 5.07 wire is 10 grams. This is the force that makes the Semmes Weinstein monofilament bends in half and the normal sensation the patient should feel it.
Be sure to visit our on-site learning center to learn how to perform a Semmes Weinstein neuropathy skin test!