AQUACEL® Ag dressing for surgical wounds



AQUACEL® Ag dressing does more than just provide antimicrobial activity.

*Artist's interpretation

AQUACEL ® Ag Dressing is indicated for moderate to high exuding wounds which are infected or at risk of infection.

Because it is the only antimicrobial dressing that incorporates Hydrofiber® Technology, it:

  • Releases ionic silver in a controlleda manner as wound exudate is absorbed into the dressing1,2
  • May help protect peri-wound skin by helping reduce the risk of macerationb,3,4
  • May help minimise cross-infection during dressing removalb,5
  • Is soft and conformable6
  • Supports wound healing by providing a moist wound healing environment7

AQUACEL ® Ag Dressing provides rapid and sustained antimicrobial activity in vitro.1,2,8

As demonstrated in in vitro testing, AQUACEL ® Ag Dressing provides sustained antimicrobial activity for up to 7 days.2


*Artist's interpretation


Jurczak, et al. 2007

In a randomised trial of 67 patients, comparing AQUACEL ® Ag Dressing with povidone-iodine gauze in the management of open surgical and traumatic wounds:8

  • "At final evaluation,...( AQUACEL ® Ag Dressing)...was significantly better than povidone-iodine gauze for overall ability to manage pain (P<0.001)"
  • AQUACEL ® Ag Dressing was significantly better than povidone-iodine gauze in terms of wound trauma on dressing removal (P<0.001) and ease of use (P<0.001)
  • At study completion 23% of subjects managed with AQUACEL ® Ag Dressing had healed versus 9% for povidone-iodine gauze, although statistical significance was not achieved.

AQUACEL ® Ag Dressing was significantly better than povidone-iodine gauze for the management of exudate (P<0.001)


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