HydroClean® plus

A Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressing (HRWDTM) that cleanses, debrides, desloughs and absorbs.
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A Hydro-Responive Wound Dressing (HRWDTM) that cleanses, debrides, desloughs and absorbs, for optimal wound bed preparation1,2

The dressing is made up of a soft and conformable pad, which contains superabsorbent polyacrylate (SAP) at its core.
These SAP particles are pre-activated with Ringer's solution and the antiseptic Polyhexanide (polyhexamethylene biguanide, PHMB) which has an antimicrobial effect.1
The low adherent layer with addition of silicone strips minimises adherence to the wound and alleviates pain at dressing removal.3
HydroClean® plus rinses and cleanses the wound. The continuous rinsing - absorption mechanism promotes wound cleansing and formation of granulation tissue by softening and detaching necrotic tissue and slough.1,3
It therefore facilitates the natural process of autolytic debridement.4

HydroClean® plus

A Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressing that does so much...
⇒ Rinses and cleanses the weound (unique rinsing-absorption mechanism)1
⇒ Provides continuous release of Ringer's solution1
  •  HydroClean® plus is cytoprotective - cleanses without damaging fibroblasts and myofibroblasts (key cells in the granulation and tissue remodelling phases of wound healing)5
  • Promotes the natural process of autolytic debridement4
  • Absorbs necrosis, fibrinous material, bacteria and exudate6,7
  • Regulates metalloprotease activity8
  • Promotes a moist wound environment1,9
Product Information Article Number Content EAN
Sterile, individually sealed
Ø 4cm
Article Number 6095901
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Ø 5.5 cm
Article Number 6095911
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7.5x7.5 cm
Article Number 6095931
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10x10 cm
Article Number 6095941
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HydroClean® Plus cavity

Ready-to-use with Ringer's solution pre-activated wound dressing, which contains an anti-septic PHMB bound to its SAP core and thus has an antibacterial effect and inhibits germ proliferation inside the wound dressing pad; suitable for wet therapy that lasts for up to 72 hours; the SAP used in the core of HydroClean plus cavity inactivates the metalloproteinases activity; this results in the reactivation of a stagnating healing process in chronic wounds; due to its special structure, HydroClean plus cavity is particularly suitable for packing deep wounds.
Product Information Article Number Content EAN
Sterile, individually sealed
Ø 4cm
Article Number 6095501
1 Folding box of 10 pieces 1 Box of 6 Folding boxes 4049500890656 4049500890663
7.5x7.5 cm
Article Number 6095531
1 Folding box of 10 pieces 1 Box of 6 Folding boxes 4049500890670 4049500890687

HydroClean® plus can be used on the majority of acute and chronic wounds where moist wound healing is appropriate:
  • Fibrinous wounds
  • Exuding wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Necrotic wounds
  • Infected wounds
  • Dry wounds
It is indicated for wounds that are dry to wounds with moderate levels of exudate whether infection is present or not (if infected, follow local protocols).

[1] Rippon, M. and Ousey, K. (2015). HydroClean® plus. Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressing (HRWD): Clinical and Scientific Monograph. Heywood: Paul Hartmann Ltd. ISBN 978-194478863-9.
[2] Bullough, L., Johnson, S. and O’Brien, D. (2016). A Multi-Centre 15 patient evaluation of a Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressing (HRWD) – HydroClean plus. HydroTherapy Symposium: A New Perspective on Wound Cleansing, Debridement and Healing. London, 3 March, 2016.
[3] Spruce, P. et al. (2016). Benefits of HydroClean plus in wound bed preparation: a case study series. Wounds International (in press).
[4] Strohal, R. et al. (2013). EWMA Document: Debridement. Journal of Wound Care 22(Suppl. 1), pp. S1-S52.
[5] Buffa, E. et al. (1997). The effects of wound lavage solutions on canine fibroblasts: An in vitro study. Veterinary Surgery 26(6), pp. 460-466.
[6] Humbert, P. et al. (2014). Protease-modulating polyacrylate-based hydrogel stimulates wound bed preparation in venous leg ulcers – a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 28(12), pp. 1742–1750.
[7] Zöllner, P. (2010). Observational study Ideal wound environment during granulation and epithelization achieved with HydroTac. Heidenheim: Paul Hartmann AG. [Data on file].
[8] Smola, H. (2015). Stimulation of epithelial migration – novel material based approaches. EWMA Congress. London, 13-15 May, 2015.
[9] Ousey, K. Rogers, A. and Rippon, M. (2016). HydroClean® plus: a new perspective to wound cleansing and debridement. Wounds UK 12(1), pp. 78-87.

In addition, HydroClean plus kills germs, due to the antibacterial substance polyhexanide inside the wound dressing pad.