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

Wednesday: Nylon is susceptible to changes in its stiffness depending on atmospheric humidity and temperature (1). The resulting effect is variation from the 10 gram pressure application required for accurate testing.monofilament-copy-wednesday


  1. Haloua MH, Sierevelt I, Theuvenet WJ.  Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments: influence of temperature, humidity, and age. J Hand Surg Am. 2011 36(7):1191-6.