ConvaTec has launched its Aquacel Extra wound dressing to treat moderate to highly exuding wounds in the US.

Aquacel Extra are soft, absorbent, non-woven wound dressings which are available in 2"x2" (5x5cm), 4"x5" (10x12cm) and 6"x6" (15x15cm) sizes.

Aquacel Extra are made with two layers of hydrofiber technology which are stitched together and are designed to be nine times stronger and 39% more absorbent than current dressing.

ConvaTec dressings with hydrofiber technology gel, on contact with fluid, enables the dressings to lock in exudate and its harmful components and contour closely to the wound bed.

ConvaTec president Brad Barton said their customers know the benefits of hydrofiber technology in treating chronic and acute wounds and they are pleased to provide them with a product for wounds where additional absorption is required.