Indications for wound dressings expanded

ConvaTec (Skillman, NJ) received expanded indications from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its AQUACEL® and AQUACEL® Ag Dressings with Hydrofiber® Technology for the management of surgical wounds. These wounds heal by primary intent, building on the products’ extensive indications for chronic and acute wounds.

Both dressings are soft, absorbent, and designed for barrier wound dressings that feature the gelling benefits of the hydrofiber technology. The silver dressing also provides the broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties, killing a broad range of pathogens including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

As a result of this expanded indication, healthcare professionals now will be able to safely and effectively use both dressings across a variety of wounds related to surgical incisions and in the management of infected wounds.

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