Cutinova Hydro-Selective Dressing

  • Hydro-selective dressing for moderately to highly exuding wounds

  • Highly absorbent, even under compression

  • Does not break down in the wound

  • Semi-transparent, self-adhesive, and waterproof

  • Conformable to fit awkward areas

CUTINOVA Hydro is a unique, hydro-active polyurethane matrix with an embedded super-absorber providing maximum exudate absorption. The special structure of this dressing offers the unique action of absorbing water from the wound fluid.


  • Waterproof
  • Helps to prevent bacterial contamination
  • Water vapor permeable
  • Highly absorbent, even under compression
  • Does not break down in the wound
  • Conformable
  • Semi-transparent
  • Self-adhesive

Waterproof and bacteria-proof

The outer polyurethane layer of CUTINOVA Hydro is waterproof and bacteriaproof, which helps reduce the risk of infection and prevents cross contamination. It also allows the patient to shower or bathe without requiring a dressing change.

Water vapor permeable

CUTINOVA Hydro allows gaseous exchange and promotes a moist wound environment to help encourage the physiological wound closure process. The breathable outer surface of CUTINOVA Hydro therefore allows excess moisture to evaporate away from the dressing.

Highly absorbent, even under compression

Super absorbent particles within CUTINOVA Hydro absorb and lock away excess wound fluid, even under compression. Absorbed wound fluid cannot be squeezed out. CUTINOVA Hydro therefore helps to minimize the risk of maceration and reduces the number of dressing changes required, saving nursing time.

Does not break down in the wound

Unlike hydrocolloids, CUTINOVA Hydro remains intact when in contact with exudate and leaves no gel or dressing debris in the wound. Dressing changes are therefore easier for the carer and less traumatic for the patient; wound irrigation can be kept to a minimum.


CUTINOVA Hydro is highly conformable and molds to all parts of the body for easy application and patient comfort. Several dressings can be overlapped to suit all wound sizes.


CUTINOVA Hydro is semi-transparent which allows the carer to observe the condition of the underlying wound without needing to remove the dressing. This reduces unnecessary dressing changes, minimizes trauma to the wound and saves nursing time.


CUTINOVA Hydro adheres well to dry skin but will not stick to the wound. This ensures secure fixation but avoids painful dressing removal.

MANUFACTURER Smith and Nephew
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS 2x2-3/8" ; 4x4.5" ; 6x8"
MANUFACTURER Item Code 66047441, 66047443, 66047445