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ConvaMax™ Superabsorber

ConvaMax™ Superabsorber

ConvaMax™ is a new Superabsorber dressing designed to manage the challenges around highly exuding wounds. It combines high performance with softness and conformability. Highly absorbent, even under compression, it locks excess exudate and bacteria away from the wound.

For a wound to heal, it needs to exude. Indeed, moist wounds heal 2-3 times faster than dry wounds1. Sometimes, however, heavily exuding wounds can do more harm than good.

Too much moisture can hamper healing

Superabsorber dressings are used to extract much of this moisture - and its harmful bacteria. This creates an environment where skin integrity is maintained and wounds can heal effectively.

Control excess exudate

ConvaMax™ Superabsorber dressings are designed to manage the challenges around highly exuding wounds, combining high performance with softness and conformability. Highly absorbent, even under compression, it locks excess exudate and bacteria away from the wound.

ConvaMax™ combines high absorption and retention to protect from excess exudate contributing to poor skin integrity.

  • High fluid absorption*
    Exudate from chronic wounds can be corrosive to the wound bed and intact skin. ConvaMax™ absorbs high levels of exudate into the Superabsorbent (SAP) core (up to 170g/100cm2) locking it away from the wound and helping to promote skin integrity

  • High retention of fluid and bacteria*
    Once exudate has been absorbed, ConvaMax™ retains the fluid within the SAP core, ensuring it is not released back to the wound, bandaging or clothing.

  • Protease modulation*2
    ConvaMax™ has been proven in-vitro to not only absorb MMP's but also bind them. This reduces the excess MMP's within the wound environment to encourage healing.

  • Soft and conformable*
    It's soft on the skin, easy to apply and easy to remove for patient satisfaction. The protective blue backing prevents strike through and maintains conformability.
    Choosing a dressing that effectively manages the exudate level of the wound can result in extended wear time, producing a positive impact on wastage and costs, and may also help with healing. 1

  • A choice to suit each wound*
    Choice of full range of sizes to fit any wound type. Choose from adhesive or non-adhesive versions.

  • Extra protection*
    ConvaMax™ can be used as a primary or secondary dressing. When an additional primary dressing is required, it may be used with Hydrofiber® dressing such as AQUACEL® EXTRA™. Exudate can transfer through the Hydrofiber® layer and be absorbed by ConvaMax™, providing a combination of an advanced wound contact layer and high absorption capacity.

 

When ConvaMax™ works best

Where there is a real risk of skin damage due to high levels of exudate, ConvaMax™ is ideal. It is available in non-adhesive and silicone adhesive forms, providing complete flexibility to support your care protocol. This includes pressure bandaging or the use of an additional primary dressing.

Silicone Adhesive (highlight image)

Ideal for use on:

  • Shallow wounds that don't require an additional primary dressing, like shallow venous leg ulcers.
  • Friable peri-wound skin that is liable to tear, such as elderly skin or areas of excoriation.
  • Weeping oedema where the skin is likely to stick to dressings.

Non-Adhesive.

Ideal for use on:

  • Deeper wounds which require a primary dressing, for example a deep diabetic foot ulcer.
  • Tunnelling or sinus wounds, with high levels of exudate that need packing.
  • Macerated peri-wound, where exudate needs to be absorber quickly.

 

*In-Vitro Performance Characteristics of ConvaMax™, WHRI6045 MS161, Data on file, ConvaTec.

1. World Union of Wound Healing Societies (2019) Consensus Document. Wound exudate: effective assessment and management. Wounds International. Available at: www.woundsinternational.com
2. Cutting KF, White R (2002). Maceration of the skin and wound bed: its nature and causes. J Wound Care 11(7): 275-8

Guides

U4228522: ConvaMax™ Superabsorber Product Information Brochure

ConvaMax Case Studies compendium

U4228516: ConvaMax™ Superabsorber Self-application Leaflet

Videos

ConvaMax™ Superabsorber Mode of Action Video

ConvaMax™ Product Demonstration Video

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