Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Advanced wound dressings with Hydrofiber technology

Advanced wound dressings with Hydrofiber technology

03
Apr '10
ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, announced the launch of AQUACEL Ag SURGICAL cover dressings, now available in the U.S., for the post-operative care of surgical incisions.

Featuring the ConvaTec patented Hydrofiber Technology combined with skin-friendly hydrocolloid technology, AQUACEL Ag SURGICAL cover dressings are supported by evidence showing significant reduction in the incidence of superficial surgical site infection (SSI), skin blistering and delayed discharge as compared to a non-woven post-operative surgical cover dressing regimen.(1a), (2b) The unique construction of AQUACEL Ag SURGICAL cover dressings provides a waterproof, viral and bacterial barrier* that allows for flexibility and extensibility during body movement.

"The innovative design of AQUACEL Ag SURGICAL cover dressings has been proven to handle post-operative challenges – complications that can translate to increased time, expense and concern for the patient's well-being," said Michael Steadman, President of ConvaTec Wound Therapeutics. "Clinicians caring for patients with acute and chronic wounds from all over the world are familiar with the benefits of Hydrofiber Technology, which we are now pleased to make available to the surgical community in an easy-to-use solution for their post-operative needs."

The performance of AQUACEL Ag SURGICAL cover dressings is powered by unique gelling action of the ConvaTec advanced Hydrofiber Technology dressings, which absorb and lock in fluid, including harmful bacteria.(3c)

In a prospective study, involving 428 patients undergoing hip or knee surgery, a hospital's then standard non-woven post-operative dressing regimen (Mepore dressing covering AQUACEL dressing) was compared with a new dressing regimen of AQUACEL dressing covered with DuoDERM Extra Thin dressing (the main components of AQUACEL SURGICAL cover dressing) after application of a liquid film-forming acrylate. The new dressing regimen demonstrated a reduction in superficial surgical site infection of 67 percent (p<0.03), a reduction in blistering of 88 percent (p<0.001) and a reduction in delayed discharge of 80 percent (p<0.02).(1a), (2b)

Advanced Wound Dressings with Hydrofiber Technology from ConvaTec

ConvaTec dressings with Hydrofiber Technology gel on contact with fluid, providing clinicians and patients with substantial wound care benefits. This unique gelling action enables the dressings to lock in exudate and its harmful components(3,6,7c) and contour closely to the wound bed,(8c) in response to changing wound conditions. With the addition of ionic silver, AQUACEL Ag dressing also provides "on demand" broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity.(4,9c,d)

For incisions that are infected or at risk of infection, AQUACEL Ag dressing provides rapid and sustained antimicrobial activity, killing a broad spectrum of pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), within 30 minutes of exposure to the dressing,(4) for up to 7 days,(5) as demonstrated in a simulated wound model in vitro.

AQUACEL Ag dressings are soft, absorbent non-woven wound dressings based on Hydrofiber Technology.

ConvaTec


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 6th May 2021

China indefinitely suspends economic dialogue with Australia

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China has...

Pic: Shutterstock

Retail | On 6th May 2021

Ireland announces new €5 million COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme

Ireland has launched a new round of the COVID-19 Online Retail Scheme ...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 6th May 2021

Cotlook A index expected to drop by 6.18% by June: TexPro

The Cotlook A index is expected to decline by 6.18 per cent in June...

Interviews View All

International apparel brands, Head honchos

International apparel brands
Head honchos

Launched first collection at onset of Covid

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Marry craft and utility

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Virtual reality would be the new normal

Sanjay Vakharia,

Sanjay Vakharia

One of the first few Indian denim brands, Spykar, established in 1992, was ...

Alberto Gotti,

Alberto Gotti

Danitech was born from the will of a group of technicians to offer the...

Ujjval Saraf,

Ujjval Saraf

Founded by Jimmy Lai, Giordano International Ltd, a Hong Kong based...

Sanjay Raut, Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Sanjay Raut
Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...

Shujaul Rehman, Garware Technical Fibres

Shujaul Rehman
Garware Technical Fibres

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...

Andreas Lukas, Andritz Nonwoven

Andreas Lukas
Andritz Nonwoven

With forces in engineering and process development, Andritz Nonwoven...

Aprajita Toor, Aprajita Toor

Aprajita Toor
Aprajita Toor

The creations by Aprajita Toor were born out of a deep desire to create...

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali, Label Megha & Jigar

Megha Kumari & Jigar Mali
Label Megha & Jigar

New Delhi based label Megha &amp; Jigar blends India's unique handcrafts...

Seema Gujral, Label Seema Gujral

Seema Gujral
Label Seema Gujral

<b>Seema Gujral</b>'s designs for her eponymous label revolve around...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


April 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search