Foot ulceration causes considerable morbidity among patients with diabetes mellitus and the amputation of a foot or leg remains its most dreaded consequence.
Peripheral neuropathy cannot be excluded without regular foot screening in conjunction with symptomatic and clinical assessments.
Neuropen® is an effective aid to this screening programme, meeting and exceeding current practices by being the first dual-purpose, pocket sized device designed to provide a safe and reliable test. The Neuropen® is a reusable device that can deliver:
• A 10g pressure test using Neuropen Monofilaments® to assess any reduction in sensation in the tested area.
• A 40g sharpness test using Neurotips® single use neurological examination pins, to assess reduced sensation to sharpness/pain in small nerve fibers.
• Monofilament test for assessing protective touch/pressure sensation in large nerve fibres.