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Management of highly exuding leg ulcers: A focus on Mextra® Superabsorbent dressing

Aida Bibic, Eric Wellner, Jessica Fredriksson, Manuel Cruz, Paulo Alves, Phil Davies
26 September 2021

Absorbent dressings play an important role in the management of wounds associated with excessive exudation. One such product is Mextra® Superabsorbent, a multi-layered dressing designed for use on moderately to highly exuding wounds. Laboratory studies undertaken to evaluate the fluid handling capacity of Mextra Superabsorbent demonstrated that the dressing has strong absorptive and fluid retention properties. In other laboratory tests, Mextra Superabsorbent compared favourably to other so-called superabsorbent dressings in terms of its ability to trap bacteria within its structure. These findings suggest that, when used in the clinical setting, Mextra Superabsorbent can be expected to effectively manage exuding wounds, such as venous leg ulcers that are typically associated with high levels of bacteria-containing exudate. 

In the field of wound care, case studies are often undertaken to demonstrate the use of dressings and therapies in both routine and unusual situations. Often, they will focus on particularly challenging cases that are typically not included in larger clinical studies, because of the stringent inclusion/exclusion criteria built into their design. Case studies, therefore, provide ‘real-world’ feedback on the use of products such as wound dressings. This case study series focuses on the use of Mextra Superabsorbent dressings in the management of highly exuding leg ulcers. The case reports highlight the ability of Mextra Superabsorbent to manage exudate effectively, thereby contributing to the successful clinical outcomes reported. Both clinicians and patients reported highly positive experiences with Mextra Superabsorbent. 

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