Semmes Weinstein Monofilament Examination

Known as: SWME 
A noninvasive screening tool for peripheral neuropathy. A monofilament strand is pressed on a test site perpendicularly until it bends. If a patient… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
Age-related decline in plantar-surface sensitivity has been cited as one of the reasons for balance problems in older adults… (More)
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2003
2003
The present study was done to validate the two-site Semmes-Weinstein (SW) monofilament test in identifying patients at risk of… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
The aim of the present study was to investigate the influence of reduced plantar sensation on pressure distribution patterns… (More)
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2001
2001
OBJECTIVES To assess the use of pressure aesthesiometers (Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments) in the evaluation of female external… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
OBJECTIVE The utility of rapid and reliable sensory tests appropriate for the diagnosis of neuropathy in the diabetes clinic… (More)
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1998
1998
This experiment addressed the often-posed theory that age-related declines in manual dexterity result from diminished tactile… (More)
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Review
1996
Review
1996
Research indicates that the SW monofilament is an inexpensive, reliable, valid, and easy-to-use clinical indicator for… (More)
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1994
1994
Both hands of 39 patients who had symptoms of pain and/or numbness in one or both hands were tested by two hand therapists using… (More)
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Highly Cited
1991
Highly Cited
1991
Both vibration perception threshold (VPT) by biothesiometry and pressure perception using Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments… (More)
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Highly Cited
1987
Highly Cited
1987
Forty-one filament kits were measured for filament application force, single and multitester application force repeatability, and… (More)
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