There are a variety of sensory tools designed to help a therapist assess an individual’s response to various stimuli. An example is a monofilament sensory device that tests tactile sensitivity of a patient’s skin in various parts of the body such as hand, foot, and face.
One basis for such testing is to evaluate the integrity of nerve root sensory patterns called dermatomes as well as peripheral nerve cutaneous distribution patterns.
For example, a dermatome is a patch of skin that is innervated by sensory fibers from a specific nerve root level (i.e., C5). Sensory evaluation tools help assess the presence or absence of sensation in the dermatome skin area, as well as the different types of sensation such as the sensitivity to different touch sensations such discriminate and non-discriminate.
Tools Used to Measure and Detect Skin Sensitivity, Impairment, and Change in Neurological Status
Our sensory evaluation products include monofilaments (also known as Von Frey Hairs in research publications), sensory discriminators, and other tools that allow medical professionals to identify problems with skin tactile sensitivity and other similar issues.
Disease and other causes of pain often require advanced sensory evalution tools for diagnosis. Diabetes and other diseases that reduce sensation in the hands and feet can be detected using von frey hair aesthesiometers, more commonly know as monofilaments. Clinicians use the monofilaments by lightly touching them to the patient's skin and determining the level of sensitivity in the extremities.
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ProHealthcareProducts.com offers a variety of sensory evaluation tools to aid in therapeutic evaluation of sensory deficits.