07 (10 g) Semmes-Weinstein monofilament
Sensibility was assessed by Semmes-Weinstein monofilament
(BELL-KROTOSKI; TOMANCIK, 1987).
The Semmes-Weinstein monofilament
is a well-documented alternative to VPT for predicting ulcer risk (26-28) and has long been advocated as an essential component of a thorough foot exam.
The Semmes-Weinstein Monofilament
Test (SWMT) (Touch-Test Sensory Evaluators, North Coast Medical, Inc; Gilroy, California) was used to evaluate the sensory perception thresholds of the hand and fingers.
This may influence the outcome of commonly used tools to identify neuropathy like the Diabetic Neuropathy Symptom (DNS) Score, 10-g Semmes-Weinstein monofilament
, vibration testing by 128 Hz tuning fork, ankle reflex and the Diabetic Neuropathy Examination (DNE) score.
7) The patient's sensation to light touch was assessed with a Semmes-Weinstein monofilament
, which is objective and reproducible.
He presented data from two studies, one of which showed that the 10-g Semmes-Weinstein monofilament
test was normal in more than two-thirds of patients who were found by the CTF test to have severe DPN.
Touch threshold can be quantified by the Semmes-Weinstein monofilament
pressure esthesiometer, (25) although an engineering analysis (26) of this device revealed that it has several limitations.
Company's dual test pen has both a replaceable, calibrated, retractable 10 gm Semmes-Weinstein monofilament
and a hard neurosensory tip.
Clinical usefulness of the two-site semmes-weinstein monofilament
test for detecting diabetic peripheral neuropathy.