Dressing for highly exuding wounds
Versatile solution contributing to successful management of highly exuding wounds.
High fluid handling capacity
With a rapid fluid uptake, Mextra® Superabsorbent has a high fluid absorption and retention capacity that minimizes the risk of maceration. Mextra can be used on moderately to highly exuding wounds, e.g., chronic wounds such as leg ulcers, venous leg ulcers under compression bandage.
Mextra can be used together with primary dressings such as Mepitel®, Mepitel® One, fibre dressing or Melgisorb® Plus.
Mextra contains a water repellent and breathable backing material that protects against fluid strike through. The backing film prevents from leakage and helps protect clothing and bed linen.hidden2
For information tailored to your market, please click on the the button below.
Attention: Products shown on the Mölnlycke web sites(s) may not be available in all markets and product indication claim(s) may vary between markets.
Absorption and retention of exudate containing bacteria
Mextra quickly absorbs wound exudate containing bacteria. Mextra releases less bacteria* in the wound than other superabsorbent dressings** minimizing the risk of bacteria recontamination, as shown in the graph below.
Comfortable to use
Mextra contains soft borders (thanks to ultrasonic welding) and keeps a discreet low-profile when holding exudate, maintaining patient comfort.
Thanks to its comfort, conformability and ability to maintain structure and integrity, Mextra® can contribute to patients continued mobility.
*The fold change is based on the average amount of bacteria released by a dressing
*In vitro studies comparing the ability to trap bacteria in the dressing have shown a statistically significant difference for Mextra®. These are in vitro tests, the clinical relevance has not been investigated.
**Vliwasorb® Pro (of Lohmann & Rauscher GmbH), KerraMax® Care (of Systagenix Wound Management Limited), Cutimed® Sorbion® Sachet (of BSN Medical GmbH), ConvaMax® (of ConvaTec Inc), Resposorb® Super (of Paul Hartmann AG), Zetuvit® (of Paul Hartmann AG), Tegaderm® Superabsorber (of 3M Company)
Further product information
When to use Mextra Superabsorbent
Mextra Superabsorbent is intended for use on moderately to heavily exuding wounds, such as venous leg ulcers, or pressure ulcers.
Viktoria Bergengren, wound care nurse Specialist Medical Clinic in Mjölby, Sweden shares her experience working with Mextra® Superabsorbent in her daily life, treating patients with highly exuding wounds. 'I want to carry on using Mextra because it’s an excellent product'Watch here
Gentle two-sided wound contact layer – minimise pain for your patients during dressing changes
One-sided, soft silicone wound contact layer. Mepitel® One is gentle, durable and safe to use - optimising the healing process.
Tubifast 2-Way Stretch
A high quality tubular bandage for patients complete freedom of movement
Soft silicone exudate transfer dressing
Gelling fibre dressing with Hydrolock® technology for advanced fluid lock-in property for medium to highly exuding and cavity wounds