AQUACEL® SURGICAL cover dressing
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AQUACEL® SURGICAL cover dressing

Combination dressing with a mix of skin-friendly hydrocolloid technology for comfort during body movement, and proprietary Hydrofiber® Technology to help manage serosanguinous fluid.

Cover layer of polyurethane film provides a waterproof, viral and bacterial barrier (when intact and with no leakage).

AQUACEL® SURGICAL cover dressing
9x30cm (3½" x 12"); for incisions up to 22cm (9")
10 per box

AQUACEL® SURGICAL cover dressings are an easy-to-use, single-product solution to the post-operative management of surgical incisions. They are designed to enhance clinical outcomes and facilitate patient mobility.

Evidence supports that, compared to a non-woven post-operative surgical cover dressing regimen, AQUACEL® SURGICAL cover dressings.1a, 2b:

  • Reduce surgical site infection (SSI)
  • Reduce skin blistering
  • Reduce delayed discharge
  • Require fewer dressing changes




    • A post-operative regimen using Mephore TM dressing covering AQUACEL® dressing was compared to a new dressing regimen of DuoDERM® Extra Thin dressing covering AQUACEL® dressing after application of a liquid film forming acrylate. A subsequent study demostrated no enhancement of the new dressing regimen by the acrylate.
    • Equivalent performance of AQUACEL® SURGICAL cover dressing to DuoDERM® Extra Thin dressing covering AQUACEL® dressing demostrated in in vitro testing.





    1. Clarke JV, Deakin AH, Dillon JM, Emmerson S, Kinninmonth AWG. A prospective clinical audit of a new dressing design for lower limb arthroplasty wounds. J Wound Care. 2009;18(1):5-9.
    2. Laboratory Test Comparison of AQUACEL (R) Surgical Dressing 'New Design' and the Jubilee Method of Dressing Surgical Wounds. WHRI3264 TA180. October 7, 2009. Data on file, ConvaTec.