Vertical wicking locks exudate within the AQUACEL® layer of the dressing, which may reduce the risk of maceration of peri-wound skin†,2. This leg ulcer example shows how fluid is locked into the dressing and creates a mirror image on the AQUACEL® layer.
Peri-wound skin against excoriation
Against skin breakdown and maceration
Creates an environment to support wound healing
Results achieved with AQUACEL® Foam Dressing1 in this single case study
† When used as part of a protocol of care.
*As demonstrated in-vitro.
1. AQUACEL Foam dressing: A Case Study Demonstrating its Effectiveness in Managing the Complications of Wound Exudate Under Compression Bandaging - Poster Presented at Wounds UK 2012
2. Waring MJ, Parsons D, Physico-chemical characterisation of carboxymethylated spun cellulose fi bres. Biomaterials. 2001;22(9):903-912.
7. A Next Generation Foam: AQUACEL Foam Dressing, Wounds UK 2012. Bishop S. Shaw H. Beldon P.
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