Overcoming the challenges

Expect more… healthy periwound skin
Challenge Retention of fluid and lateral spread
Maceration of periwound skin is a common complication.1 Some dressings absorb exudate within their "air pocket structure" which is released when pressure is applied, potentially causing maceration.2 over_Allevyn_cross over_Allevyn
Allevyn® NA cross section Allevyn® dressing*
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Mepilex® cross section Mepilex® dressing*

Because Versiva ® XC® dressing contains Hydrofiber® Technology, the unique gelling action locks in fluid,3 preventing it spreading laterally, retaining it, even under pressure.4 In vitro testing of Versiva® XC® dressing compared to traditional foam dressings (Allevyn® and Mepilex®) demonstrated its superior retention capability, with more than 90 percent of fluid retained within the dressings under a 40 mmHg load (p<0.05).4

Photo used with the kind permission of nurses Esperanza Manzanero and Salomé Fernández. This photo represents one wound and may not be typical of all wounds.

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Versiva® XC® cross section Versiva ® XC® dressing*

*In an in vitro test a 5 kg weight was applied to each saturated dressing (equivalent to 40 mmHg pressure).8

Expect more… exudate control
Challenge Solution
Dressings that exhibit a high moisture vapour transmission rate (MVTR) may not always provide the optimal moist wound healing environment due to high levels of moisture lost through the surface of the dressing.5 The fluid retention properties of the Hydrofiber® Technology component of Versiva ® XC® dressing, combined with its lower MVTR, ensure that the wound healing environment remains moist.6, 7

Versiva ® XC® dressing maintains moisture within the dressing for a longer period than other dressings tested.11*

*In vitro data testing Allevyn®, Mepilex® and Versiva ® XC® dressing.

Expect more… contouring
Challenge Contours8, 9
Dressings that do not contour to the wound bed may leave dead space.2

Versiva ® XC® dressing contains Hydrofiber® Technology, which conforms closely to the wound surface, helping to minimise dead space where bacteria can thrive as demonstrated by in vitro testing.8, 9

*Depiction of a simulated exuding
wound environment.
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Versiva ® XC® dressing*
Hydrofiber® Technology
minimises dead space
Allevyn® dressing*
Dead space
Expect more… healing
In a non-comparative study there was a significant reduction in mean wound area from 10.1cm2 at baseline to 5.1cm2 at four weeks (p<0.001) and healed in five subjects (11%)10* woundsize_1 woundsize_2
Baseline mean
wound size (ulcer
Final evaluation
mean wound size
(ulcer area)1
84% of patients reported a reduction of pain compared with previous treatment at study end.10
*Using protocols of care that included Versiva ® XC® dressing with sustained graduated compression bandages.

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