Real impact

AQUACEL® Extra’s innovative Hydrofiber® can help you make a real impact on the lives of people living with a wound.

Real progress

AQUACEL® Extra dressings optimise healing in acute and chronic wounds and reduce wound size and slough1. Convatec’s unique Hydrofiber® technology helps you manage wounds efficiently, increase patient comfort and reduce healing times2. With AQUACEL® Extra you can be confident you are delivering the highest standard of wound management while helping to reduce costs3.

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Real performance

On contact with an exudating wound, AQUACEL® Extra’s Hydrofiber® expands and forms a cohesive gel which:

  • Balances moisture, preventing fluid spread and maceration4
  • Micro-contours to the wound bed, leaving NO GAPS5
  • Immobilises bacteria and MMPs, to aid tissue regeneration6
  • Draws fluid away from wound bed, by vertical wicking7
  • De-sloughs the wound bed,reducing infection and inflammation6
  • Aids autolytic debridement, creating a cleaner wound bed8

Result

In just 14 days, 89% of wounds healed or were improving

Real Performance

Real evidence

AQUACEL® Extra’s proven effectiveness has been documented in 100+ published papers, including 23 randomised controlled trials.

See the latest publication on the impact AQUACEL® Extra had on 1093 patients with acute and hard-to-heal wounds in community

On average 81.1% of wounds shown to heal or improve within 14 days

Wound length

22.8%

(p<0.0001)

Wound width

20.3%

(p 0.001)

Wound depth

39.4%

(p<0.0001)

Wound at Day 1, Assessment at Day 13, Final closure at Day 115

Case study

Subject aged over 70 years treated at home for a stage IV sacral pressure ulcer

Wound care objectives

  • Promote autolytic debridement and granulation
  • Reduce bacterial load
  • Manage exudate
  • Re-establish the integrity of the perilesional skin

Wound care protocol

  • Cleaning with soap and water irrigation with natural saline solution (e.g. Irriclens®)
  • AQUACEL® Extra 12.5 x 12.5 cm + AQUACEL® Foam Sacral Large Initial daily dressing changes for mechanical debridement

Conclusion

Benefits observed:

  • Apparently complete healing in less than 4 months
  • Effective de-sloughing facilitating mechanical debridement
  • Good exudate management
  • Healthy edges and perilesional skin

Used for just 14 days AQUACEL® Extra led to

52.8%

Reduction in slough1

(p<0.001)

73.8%

Increase in granulation1

(p<0.024)

96.6%

Increase in epithelialized tissue1

(p<0.047)

70%

of patients with acute wounds experienced low pain levels.1

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Made of 100% sustainable CMC8

Description Pack size Product code NHS Code PIP Code
AQUACEL® Extra™        
AQUACEL® Extra™ dressing 5cm x 5cm square 10 413566 ELY377 367-3282
AQUACEL® Extra™ dressing 10cm x 10cm square 10 413567 ELY378 367-3290
AQUACEL® Extra™ dressing 15cm x 15cm square 5 413568 ELY379 367-3308
AQUACEL® Extra™ dressing 4cm x 10cm rectangular 10 413569 ELY489 382-4760
AQUACEL® Extra™ dressing 4cm x 20cm rectangular 10 413598 ELY490 382-4778
AQUACEL® Extra™ dressing 4cm x 30cm rectangular 10 413599 ELY491 382-4786
AQUACEL® Ribbon™        
AQUACEL® Ribbon™ dressing 1cm x 45cm 5 420127 ELY368 361-5978
AQUACEL® Ribbon™ dressing 2cm x 45cm 5 S7503 ELY013 240-8565

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