Real impact

AQUACEL® Extra, powered by innovative Hydrofiber® Technology, can help you make a real impact on the lives of people living with a wound.

Real progress

AQUACEL® Extra dressings optimize healing in acute and chronic wounds and reduce wound size and slough1. Convatec’s unique Hydrofiber® technology helps you manage wounds efficiently, increase patient comfort and reduce healing times2. With AQUACEL® Extra you can be confident you are delivering the highest standard of wound management while helping to reduce costs3.

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Real performance

On contact with an exudating wound, Hydrofiber® Technology expands and forms a cohesive gel which:

  • Balances moisture, preventing fluid spread and maceration4
  • Micro-contours to the wound bed, leaving NO GAPS5
  • Immobilizes bacteria and MMPs, to aid tissue regeneration6
  • Draws fluid away from wound bed, by vertical wicking7
  • De-sloughs the wound bed,reducing infection and inflammation6
  • Aids autolytic debridement, creating a cleaner wound bed8


In just 14 days, 89 % of wounds healed or were improving.

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Real evidence

The proven effectiveness of AQUACEL® Extra has been documented in 100+ published papers, including 23 randomized controlled trials.

See the latest publication on the impact AQUACEL® Extra had on 1093 patients with acute and hard-to-heal wounds in community.

On average 88.1 % of wounds shown to heal or improve within 14 days

Wound length

22.8 %


Wound width

20.3 %

(p 0.001)

Wound depth

39.4 %


The healing of skin wounds in three groups at 0, 13, and 115 days

Case study

Subject aged over 70 years treated at home for a stage IV sacral pressure ulcer

Wound care objectives

  • Promote autolytic debridement and granulation
  • Reduce bacterial load
  • Manage exudate
  • Re-establish the integrity of the perilesional skin

Wound care protocol

  • Cleaning with soap and water irrigation with natural saline solution (e.g. Irriclens®)
  • AQUACEL® Extra 12.5 x 12.5 cm + AQUACEL® Foam Sacral Large Initial daily dressing changes for mechanical debridement


Benefits observed:

  • Apparently complete healing in less than 4 months
  • Effective de-sloughing facilitating mechanical debridement
  • Good exudate management
  • Healthy edges and perilesional skin

Used for just 14 days AQUACEL® Extra led to

52.8 %

Reduction in slough1


73.8 %

Increase in granulation1


96.6 %

Increase in epithelialized tissue1


70 %

of patients with acute wounds experienced low pain levels1

The AQUACEL® Extra™ dressing boxes are made from sustainable materials and are available in different sizes

Made of 100 % sustainable CMC8

Description Shape Box of Product Code
AQUACEL® Extra™ Dressings      
5 cm x 5 cm (approx. 2” x 2”) Square 10 420671
10 cm x 10 cm (approx. 4” x 4”) Square 10 420672
15 cm x 15 cm (approx. 6” x 6”) Square 5 420673
AQUACEL® Ribbon™ Dressings      
1 cm x 45 cm (approx. 0.75” x 18”)   5 403770
2 cm x 45 cm (approx. 0.39” x 18”)   5 420127