A Week’s Worth of Reasons to Reconsider Monofilament Testing for DPN: Monday


Monday: The exam and all the research done supporting its use is predicated on the device consistently applying 10 grams of pressure to the skin of the foot. Research on new monofilaments has shown poor standardization of force application among various manufacturers (1).

1. Lavery LA, et al: Accuracy and durability of Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments: what is the useful service life? Diabetes Res Clin Pract 97: 399, 2012.