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New Indian Journal of Surgery

Volume  3, Issue 3, July - September 2012, Pages 157-157

 

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Prediction of Site of Insensate Peripheral Neuropathy in the Feet of Diabetics Using Semmes: Weinstein Monofilament Examination
Snigdha Bhatia, Archith Boloor
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India
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Abstract

Among Diabetic patients, peripheral neuropathy is an important factor that predisposes to plantar ulcers and amputation. It is imperative to diagnose the onset of neuropathy early. The Semmes- Weinstein Monofilament examination is appropriate for the same, as a simple diabetic neuropathy screening instrument generalizable to the clinical setting. The 5.07/10g Monofilament, as recommended by the American Diabetes Association has been used in this study.
 


Corresponding Author : Snigdha Bhatia