The Group’s Advanced Wound Care franchise provides advanced wound dressings and skin care products used for the management of acute and chronic wounds resulting from conditions such as diabetes, immobility and venous disease, as well as from traumatic injury, burns, invasive surgery and other causes.
Our comprehensive portfolio of advanced wound dressings includes antimicrobial and foam dressings, both of which are used by healthcare professionals to manage chronic wounds associated with ageing, such as pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers. We have also expanded our offerings in the acute wound area, where the potential for infection is a clinical and institutional concern, for instance with partial-thickness burns and surgical-site incisions.
Key products include our AQUACEL® line of advanced dressings, which features ConvaTec’s proprietary Hydrofiber® Technology. These advanced dressings provide a wound contact layer that transforms into a gel on contact with wound fluid, absorbing and retaining excess exudate (a fluid emitted at the site of a wound) to help capture bacteria and create an optimal healing environment. The gel contours to the wound bed to help minimise dead space where bacteria can grow.
For 20 years, AQUACEL® and Hydrofiber® Technology have been helping specialists address the challenges of hard-to-heal wounds, and improving patients’ quality of life. Originally developed to manage wound exudate, the technology evolved with the addition of ionic silver to help manage and reduce risk of wound infection and, most recently, with the inclusion of Ag+ advanced technology to combat wound biofilm – key barriers to wound healing.
The benefits of this technology can now also be found in our Avelle™ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System. ConvaTec’s recently introduced disposable NPWT system is designed to give patients more mobility, helping them resume their daily lives, both in and out of the home, as their wounds heal.
Since then, we've never stopped innovating.
Today, the AQUACEL® family includes a wide range of wound dressings - including AQUACEL® Extra, AQUACEL® Foam, AQUACEL® Surgical and AQUACEL® Burn.
Our AQUACEL® Ag dressings are the #1 anti-microbial dressings today, combining the infection-fighting power of ionic silver with the unique capabilities of HydroFiber® .
The gelling action creates an optimal environment for healing wounds and minimizes the risk of infection.
Explore our product pages to find out more about how we've used Hydrofiber® Technology to build a new generation of dressings.
Designed specifically for the management of low to non-exuding chronic and acute wounds Foam Lite™ ConvaTec dressing is a thin Foam dressing with a breathable film and perforated gentle skin friendly silicone adhesive Foam Lite™ ConvaTec dressing is flexible and conforms to the body even in awkward positions.
The advantages of a moist wound-healing environment include improved healing rate, increased epithelialization, reduced infection, enhanced collagen synthesis and the earlier appearance of more macrophages in the wound bed.
DuoDERM® dressings were the first to incorporate hydrocolloid technology.
When it comes to to creating an environment conducive to healing you already know what negative pressure wound therapy can achieve. But combine two powerful technologies and you could achieve even more.
The Avelle™ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System brings together negative pressure with the power of Hydrofiber® Technology which is designed to help create an ideal environment for healing.