ConvaTec announces the availability of AQUACEL® EXTRA™ wound dressing with strengthening fiber in the United States.
AQUACEL® EXTRA™ wound dressing is composed of two layers of Hydrofiber® Technology stitched together and designed to make it nine times stronger than current AQUACEL® wound dressings, and to give an increased absorbency of 39 percent over the current AQUACEL® wound dressing. Cleared for the same indications as AQUACEL® wound dressing products, AQUACEL® EXTRA™ wound dressing will be specifically suitable when managing moderate to highly exuding wounds.
“AQUACEL® wound dressing products have earned my trust over the years based on my experience with their patient care benefits, including minimizing pain at dressing changes,” says Jennifer Hurlow, GNP-BC, CWCN, of the Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis. ”The addition of AQUACEL® EXTRA™ means I will be able to offer the same patient care benefits of AQUACEL® wound dressings on higher-exuding wounds.”
AQUACEL® EXTRA™ wound dressing is constructed with two-dimensional strengthening fibers that are stitched into the dressing. While made from the same base material that is used to manufacture Hydrofiber® Technology, the strengthening fibers do not gel on contact with fluid so that they maintain integrity and become encompassed by the gel, providing additional strength and aiding the easy removal from even the deepest wound beds.
AQUACEL® EXTRA™ wound dressings are available in three sizes: 2”x2” (5x5cm), 4”x5” (10x12cm) and 6”x6” (15x15cm).