SENSIFIL MONOFILAMENT PROBE - 10gr.
Sensifil® is a monofilament probe used to screen diabetic patients for possible loss of protective sensitivity in their feet.
Routine use of Sensifil® in diabetic foot examination will help to detect early loss of sensation, reducing the risk of developing ulcerations and hence lower extremity amputations.
It helps to establish preventive measures with undeniable benefits for patients and for the Health System.
The use of Sensifil® does not exclude the exploration with other means, nor the biomechanical observation of both feet. Thus the use of Sensifil® is always an excellent opportunity to instruct the patient in the care of their feet.
Limitations of Use: Although stability studies do not detect alterations in the force exerted after disinfection of the monofilament, it is recommended to limit its use to 1000 applications (100 patients with 10 applications per patient).
Once the macroscopic particles attached to the monofilament, if any, have been removed mechanically. For microscopic disinfection a 2% glutaraldehyde solution may be used for 10 minutes or a 10% bleach solution for 30 minutes
The filament should be applied perpendicular to the surface of the skin for no more than 1.5 seconds until doubled. At that time is applying a force of 10 g. At least 8 points (between plantar and back) should be explored for each foot.
• CE marked.
• Non-sterile medical device, class I.
• Filament of 10 g. Calibrated to exert a force of 10 ± 2 g
when it arches when applied on the surface of the skin.
The procedure we recommend is the LEAP program; Gillis W. Long Hansen's Disease Center; Carville, LA.