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Pain TestTM FPX
Compact Digital Algometer Pain Diagnostic Gage

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ALL MODELS INCLUDE:

1 cm² rubber tip, NiMH battery, AC adapter/charger, verification hook, case, manual and NIST Calibration Certificate.

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PAIN TEST™ FPX 
MODEL CAPACITY / GRADUATION
FPX 10 10 x 0.01 lbf 160 x 0.2 ozf 5 x 0.005 kgf 50 x 0.05 N
FPX 25 25 x 0.02 lbf 400 x 0.5 ozf 10 x 0.01 kgf 100 x 0.1 N
FPX 50 50 x 0.05 lbf 800 x 0.5 ozf 25 x 0.02 kgf 250 x 0.5 N
FPX 100 100 x 0.1 lbf 1600 x 0.5 ozf 50 x 0.05 kgf 500 x 0.5 N
* FPX 10 - For tissue over bone and more sensitive areas.
** FPX 25 - Most popular for pain threshold trigger points.
*** FPX 50 - Popular with dual use for pain threshold and pain tolerance.
**** FPX 100 - For veterinary use on large animals, e.g., horses.

Pressure Pad -- An optional accessory usedalternately or in addition to the 1 cm² rubber tip. The patient is active,
pressing the foot, leg or arm
against the pressure pad to
evaluate pain threshold
or pain tolerance.

Features & Description
  • TESTS PAIN THRESHOLD
  • TESTS PAIN TOLERANCE
  • TESTS TRIGGER & TENDER POINTS
  • UNIQUE PISTOL GRIP HANDLE
  • PEAK FORCE HOLD & RECALL
  • UNITS SELECTION: lbf / kgf / N /ozf
  • RECHARGEABLE 50 HOUR BATTERY
 

The Wagner FPX™ Algometer performs pain diagnostic testing with the advantages of a digital force gage.

Pressure algometry is a reliable measure of pain in muscle, joints, tendons, and ligaments. The FPX proves the benefits of applied medication, physiotherapy or manipulation.

As treatment progresses, the FPX quantifies improvements or setbacks. Pain threshold measurements provide unique information not obtainable by any other method. The objective measurements give reassurance to patients by confirming improvement.

Pain Threshold

The minimum pressure that induces pain in tissue trigger points. The FPX quantitatively assesses the tenderness of hypersensitive areas. The FPX 25, used for pain threshold testing, is appropriate for determining the minimum pressure that triggers pain at the point of interest.

Pain Tolerance

The point where painful pressure stimulus cannot be tolerated. The FPX assesses pain sensitivity for maximum tolerated pressure. FPX 50 is used for pain threshold and tolerance testing; with a wider range for comparative tests between a normal sensitivity control point and the area of interest.

Specifications

CONSTRUCTION

  • Firm pistol grip handle.
  • Fiberglass reinforced plastic housing.
  • 5 digit, 0.5" LCD and 4 button keypad.
  • Displays: LO BAT,T, C, and PEAK.

OPERATION

  • Simple 4 button control and menu access.
  • Selectable units: lbf, kgf, N and ozf.
  • Tension and compression peaks held in memory.

POWER REQUIREMENTS

  • Rechargeable 50 hour NiMH battery.
  • Continuous operation with AC adapter/charger.
  • Auto-off conserves battery power.
  • "LO BAT" display warns of low battery power.

ACCURACY

  • 0.3% of full scale.

WEIGHT & DIMENSIONS

  • 0.5 lb [225 g]. Shipping: 2 lb [1 kg].
  • 5" [13 cm] H x 2 5/8" [7 cm] W x 1 3/16" [3 cm] D
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