Neurologic Examination of the Foot: 10gm Monofilament Test

One of the easiest and most cost-effective tests to screen for loss of protective sensation is the 10-gm monofilament test. Also known as the Semmes-Weinstein monofilament test (SWM). Studies confirm that loss of pressure sensation using a 10-gm monofilament is highly predictive of future ulceration.

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