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Touch-Test Sensory Evaluators (without grid)

When applied against the skin to its bending point, each sensory evaluator will deliver a targeted force within a 5% standard deviation. No other monofilament meets such rigorous standards. Touch-Test Sensory Evaluators yield the most accurate, noninvasive evaluation of cutaneous sensation levels throughout the body.
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Touch-Test

Touch-Test Sensory Evaluators (without grid)

Only Touch-Test Sensory Evaluators feature individually calibrated nylon filaments with a unique pen-style handle for quick application. When applied against the skin to its bending point, each sensory evaluator will deliver a targeted force within a 5% standard deviation. No other monofilament meets such rigorous standards. Touch-Test Sensory Evaluators yield the most accurate, noninvasive evaluation of cutaneous sensation levels throughout the body. The patented handle provides protection for the delicate filament and flips open to a 90° angle for testing. The convenient pen-style design allows each sensory evaluator to be carried easily in a pocket or portable carrying case. Only Touch-Test Sensory Evaluators feature this convenient handle.

Accurate results help you give the best treatment.

Sizes are color-coded and indicated on each handle. To test for a specific sensation level, use the corresponding Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator. While testing, record patient responses on a Screening Form for comparative evaluation of diminishing or returning sensibility.

A History of Monofilaments

In 1960 Josephine Semmes and Sidney Weinstein developed the modern monofilament. Later, the levels of force applied by different monofilaments were correlated to levels of decreased sensory function. In 1987, The Journal of Hand Surgery published "The Repeatability of Testing with Semmes-Weinstein Monofilaments" by Judith Bell-Krotoski and Elizabeth Tomancik of the Gillis W. Long Hansen's Disease Center. This study validates the use of Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments as a repeatable and reliable test of sensibility. The study concludes that "the filaments are a controlled, objective, reproducible force stimulus available for use in clinical testing of peripheral nerve function," (161).
 

Preventative Care Helps Reduce Amputations

In December 1990, Military Medicine published "Management of the Insensitive Foot in Diabetes: Lessons Learned from Hansen's Disease" by John C. Duffy MD, Director, Gillis W. Long Hansen's Disease Center and Charles A. Patout, Jr. MD, Director, National Foot Treatment Center, both in Carville, LA. This study estimates that practicing basic preventative care could reduce lower extremity amputations among diabetics by 50% (575).
 

References

The information presented in this brochure was compiled from the following sources:

Care of the Foot in Diabetes...the Carville Approach, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Vienna, VA.

Bell-Krotoski OTR, FAOT, FAOTA, Judith and Elizabeth Tomancik LOTR. 1987. "The Repeatability of Testing with Semmes-Weinstein Monofilaments." The Journal of Hand Surgery, 12A:155-161.

Caputo MD, Gregory M. et al. 1994. "Assessment and Management of Foot Disease in Patients with Diabetes." New England Journal of Medicine, 331:854-860.

Duffy MD, John C. and Charles A. Patout Jr. MD. 1990. "Management of the Insensitive Foot in Diabetes: Lessons Learned from Hansen's Disease." Military Medicine, 155:575-579.

Hunter MD, James M., et al., eds. 1995. Rehabilitation of the Hand: Surgery and Therapy, Fourth Edition, 1:585-593.

Available Sizes:




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Part Number Description Target Force in g 1 4 10 11 26 100
12775-01 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (1.65) 0.01
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12775-02 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (2.36) 0.02
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12775-03 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (2.44) 0.04
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12775-04 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (2.83) 0.07
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x x
12775-05 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (3.22) 0.16
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12775-06 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (3.61) 0.4
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12775-07 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (3.84) 0.6
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x x
12775-08 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (4.08) 1
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12775-09 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (4.17) 1.4
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x x
12775-10 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (4.31) 2
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12775-11 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (4.56) 4
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x x
12775-12 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (4.74) 6
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x x
12775-13 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (4.93) 8
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x x
12775-14 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (5.07) 10

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12775-15 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (5.18) 15
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x x
12775-16 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (5.46) 26
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x x
12775-17 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (5.88) 60
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x x
12775-18 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (6.10) 100
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12775-19 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (6.45) 180
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12775-20 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluator (6.65) 300
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12775-99 Touch-Test Sensory Evaluators,  Set of 20
All of the above sensory evaluators in a soft-case.


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