Doctors have been using neurological pinwheels for decades to test a patient’s ability to feel sensation over a particular area of skin. Loss of feeling over a “dermatome” (as these areas of skin are referred to) alert the doctors to the probability of nerve function loss, which in turn helps the doctor to determine the further diagnostic studies and/or appropriate care needed for a myriad of possible causes.
Today, doctors continue to use non-sterile metal pinwheels, safety pins or paper clips for sensitivity testing. These practices bring up serious cross-infection ramifications regarding both topical and blood-born pathogens as well as reliability concerns with patient response to testing.
The solution? Our individually packaged, sterile, disposable testing device- the CleanWheel!