The Wartenberg Neurological Pinwheel is a useful tool for orthopedists, neurologists and neurosurgeons when evaluating patients’ ability to sense sharp or pointed contact with their skin.
The results help healthcare providers to evaluate the extent of nerve damage or dysfunction.
The pinwheel is made of stainless steel for durability. Its handle is approximately 7 inches long. The wheel is equipped with evenly spaced sharp pins that radiate outwards. It rotates as the instrument is rolled along the patient’s skin.
A disposable version of the pinwheel is also available for purchase. It is made from plastic instead of stainless steel.