Smith and Nephew Cutinova Hydro Wound Dressing

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    Smith and Nephew Cutinova Hydro Wound Dressing Dressing from HealthyKin.com is a unique, hydro-selective dressing that is the clear successor to hydrocolloids. It has been designed to offer all the benefits of a hydrocolloid with none of the drawbacks. Its special structure offers a unique mode of action, absorbing water from wound fluid, but leaving essential wound healing agents behind in the wound (reference - see clinical support). Cutinova Hydro therefore combines all the proven benefits of clean, moist wound healing with the ability to leave growth factors, essential agents in wound healing and other natural proteins on the wound bed.


    The outer polyurethane layer of Cutinova Hydro is waterproof and bacteria-proof, which reduces the risk of infection and prevents cross contamination. It also allows the patient to shower or bathe without requiring a dressing change.

    Cutinova Hydro allows gaseous exchange and promotes a moist wound healing environment to help encourage the physiological wound healing process. The breathable outer surface of Cutinova Hydro therefore allows excess moisture to evaporate away from the dressing.

    Super absorbent particles within Cutinova Hydro absorb and lock away excess wound fluid, even under compression. Absorbed wound fluid cannot be squeezed out. Cutinova Hydro therefore minimizes the risk of maceration and reduces the number of dressing changes required, saving nursing time.

    Cutinova Hydro is hydro-selective - it selectively absorbs mainly water from wound exudate, but leaves the patient's own growth factors and proteins in the wound. Growth factors and other natural proteins are known to be essential agents in wound healing.

    Unlike hydrocolloids, Cutinova Hydro remains intact when in contact with exudate and leaves no gel or dressing debris in the wound. Dressing changes are therefore easier for the carer and less traumatic for the patient; wound irrigation can be kept to a minimum.

    Cutinova Hydro is highly conformable and molds to all parts of the body for easy application and patient comfort. Several dressings can be overlapped to suit all wound sizes.

    Cutinova Hydro is semi-transparent which allows the carer to observe the condition of the underlying wound without needing to remove the dressing. This reduces unnecessary dressing changes, minimizes trauma to the wound and saves nursing time.

    Cutinova Hydro adheres well to dry skin but will not stick to the wound. This ensures secure fixation but avoids painful dressing removal.

    Smith and Nephew Cutinova Hydro Wound Dressing Features:
    • Waterproof and bacteria proof
    • Water vapor permeable
    • Highly absorbent, even under compression
    • Hydro-selective
    • Does not break down in the wound
    • Conformable
    • Semi-transparent
    • Self-adhesive

    Part numbers: 66047441, 66047443

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      Customer Reviews

      (4.00)
      # of Ratings: 1
      1. on 3/11/2015, said:
      Noticeably less accumulation from wound exudate, under the semi-transparent, self-adhesive dressing when compared with hydrocolloids. However, it leaves the patient's own growth factors and proteins in the wound and I experienced a faster healing when compared with hydrocolloid dressings. I experienced some separation of the dressing’s edge from my skin during a warm 15 minutes shower but the dressing did not require an immediate replacement. It is about 2mm thick overall. In my experience the Smith and Nephew Cutinova Hydro Wound Dressing provided a faster healing than hydrocolloid dressings and I have no hesitation in recommending it.
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