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Diabetic foot screening.

Diabetic foot screening.
Diabetic foot screening.

A 10-g monofilament esthesiometer is touched to specific sites on each foot and is pushed until it bends. This test provides a constant, reproducible pressure stimulus (usually a 10-g force), which can be used to monitor change in sensation over time. Both feet are tested, and presence ( + ) or absence ( − ) of sensation at each site is recorded.