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Hydrocellular Foam Dressing / Hydrocellular Dressing

A hydrocellular dressing keeps the wound environment optimally moist, and is extremely absorptive, with a large exudate capacity. They are excellent for wounds with a high level of debridement. Hydrocellular foam dressings are comprised of hydrophilic polyurethane foam, with a non-adherent inner film layer (that is in contact with the wound) that is semipermeable. The dressing is about 6 millimeters thick, and is designed to prevent exudate leakage. Shop hydrocellular dressings now! Read More...

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  1. McKesson Hydrocellular Foam Dressing Adhesive
  2. Allevyn Gentle Bordered Hydrocellular Foam Dressings
  3. Allevyn Trach Apertured Hydrocellular Dressings
  4. Allevyn Ag Border Silver Hydrocellular Dressings
  5. Allevyn Hydrocellular Foam Dressings
    Allevyn Hydrocellular Foam Dressings
    Starting at $5.33
  6. Allevyn Border Hydrocellular Dressings
    Allevyn Border Hydrocellular Dressings
    Starting at $4.69
  7. Allevyn Hydrocellular Heel Dressings
    Allevyn Hydrocellular Heel Dressings
    Starting at $14.69

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The hydrocellular dressing has a foam layer, which absorbs exudate. Hydrocellular foam dressings usually have a pinkish outer layer, and a perforated inner layer. They are primary dressings which don’t require secondary dressings since they are adhesive, so they stay in place. If the dressing you choose has an adhesive border, it’s important to pick a dressing that is about three centimeters bigger than what you need, so that the adhesive will not adhere to the wound. 

These dressings feature a triple layer structure:

  1. Non-adherent contact layer
  2. Layer of absorbent foam
  3. Outer layer which features adhesive inner side

Change Frequency

How often the dressing will need to be changed depends on wound characteristics. If the wound is not infected, the dressing will often only need to be changed every four or five days, but if the wound is infected, the dressing will likely need to be changed more often. 

Benefits of Hydrocellular Dressings

There are a few reasons why hydrocellular dressings are a preferred choice for so many medical professionals. These are the three main benefits offered by hydrocellular dressings. 

  • Absorbent: Hydrocellular dressings have a large absorbency capacity.
  • Non-adherent contact layer: This prevents debris from being left in the wound bed.
  • Moist healing environment: The hydrocellular form allows for this.
  • Conforming: These dressings are able to contour to the shape of the wound.
  • Comfortable: The hydrocellular center is kind of like a cushion.
  • Easy to apply & remove: These dressings have been found to be faster and easier to put on and take off.
  • Prevents eschar formation: The moist healing environment can help to prevent eschar from forming.
Helps heal the wound: promotes production of new tissue and blood vessels that form on the surface of the wound.

List of Hydrocellular Foam Dressing Uses

Here are the situations where hydrocellular dressings are in order: 

  • Post-operative/surgical wounds
  • low/moderate/heavily exuding wounds
  • partial/moderate/full-thickness wounds
  • Donor sites
  • venous/diabetic/pressure ulcers
  • First/second degree burns

Hydrocellular Dressing Options

Hydrocellular dressings are definitely not one size fits all. Below, you’ll see different options of these dressings. You’ll see lots of Allevyn hydrocellular foam dressing choices below, because that’s the most popular option. 

Allevyn Ag Border Silver Hydrocellular Dressings

These Allevyn hydrocellular foam dressings are squared-shaped, with a piece of antibacterial foam at the core. The silver component helps to eliminate harmful microorganisms and therefore reduces the presence of odors. These dressings help the wound heal fast, make maceration less likely, and help prevent leakage. This dressing is waterproof, and can be used for diabetic/arterial/venous ulcers, pressure sores, and first/second degree burns, donor sites, and surgical incisions/excisions. 

Allevyn Gentle Border Multisite Silicone Gel Hydrocellular Dressing

This silicone adhesive hydrocellular foam dressing has a tri-lobe design, which allows it to be used for dressing certain body areas where a simple square shaped dressing won’t work well. This adhesive dressing is permeable, and allows moisture vapor to pass through. 

Allevyn Heel Adhesive Gentle Border Silicone Gel Hydrocellular Dressing

This heel dressing can be lifted and reapplied whenever necessary, without losing its adhesive properties. It should not even require a secondary dressing or anything else to hold it in place. This dressing has excellent absorption capacities. 

Allevyn Border Hydrocellular Dressings

This dressing is designed to adhere even to body parts which are considered more difficult to dress. It can absorb up to three times the amount of exudate than most hydrocellular dressings can handle. 

McKesson Hydrocellular Foam Dressing with Silicone Adhesive Border

This acrylic adhesive hydrocellular foam dressing can be taken off and reapplied. It can be used under unna boots or under compression wraps. It has an absorbent hydrocellular foam pad. This dressing can be used to help ensure exudate doesn’t leak from the wound onto other areas of skin. 

Find all types of hydrocellular dressings at AvaCare Medical! Whether it’s an Allevyn or a McKesson hydrocellular foam dressing, or anything else, if it’s hydrocellular, it’s most likely that you’ll find it here. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, give our customer service team a call at 1.877.813.7799, and a member of our team will be happy to assist you. 

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