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

Tuesday: The nylon material used in the device will fatigue with use (1). This fact will result in monofilaments being used past their useful service life as there is currently no standard method of testing or calibrating the device.

  1. monofilament-copy-tuesdayYong R, Karas TJ, Smith KD, Petrov O. The durability of the Semmes-Weinstein 5.07 monofilament. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2000 Jan-Feb;39(1):34-8.