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DURAFIBER* Gelling Fiber Dressing

DURAFIBER* is a highly absorbent, non-woven gelling fiber dressing that absorbs excess fluid while providing a moist environment to support autolytic debridement for up to 7 days.

Smith+Nephew, Inc.

For over 150 years, Smith+Nephew has taken a pioneering approach to product design and services, helping to reduce the human and economic costs of wounds. *Trademark of Smith+Nephew
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• Clean one piece removal
• Effective fluid management
• Comfortable gel matrix with minimal shrinkage
• Minimal nursing time for dressing changes
• Up to 7 day wear time


DURAFIBER* Gelling Fiber Dressings are indicated for chronic and acute, partial- or full-thickness or shallow granulating exuding wounds including: leg ulcers, pressure injuries, diabetic ulcers, surgical wounds, wounds left to heal by secondary intent, donor sites, tunneling and fistula wounds, partial-thickness burns, traumatic wounds, and wounds that are prone to bleeding, such as wounds that have been surgically or mechanically debrided.

Warnings and Precautions

While DURAFIBER* assists in the management of wounds prone to bleeding, it is not intended to be used as a surgical sponge in heavily bleeding wounds. If reddening or sensitization occurs discontinue use.

How Supplied/Sizing
(3/4)"x18", 2"x2", 4"x4", 4"x4(3/4)", 6"x6".
Product features
cancel Adhesive border
check_circle Antimicrobial format available
cancel Conforms readily to wound
check_circle Cuttable
check_circle Flexible
cancel Hemostatic
check_circle Intact when saturated
cancel Moisture vapor permeable
cancel Moldable
check_circle One-piece removal
cancel Rope
check_circle Secondary dressing required
cancel Silicone-based adhesive
cancel Usable on infected wounds
check_circle Variety of sizes
Other features
check_circle Educational Material Available
check_circle Free Samples/Trials Available
check_circle Published Clinical Article Available
Mode of Use/Application

Cleanse the wound according to local clinical protocol. Select the appropriate dressing size. Remove the DURAFIBER* Dressing from pack, using a clean technique. Cut to shape if necessary. Apply the dressing to the wound and allow for a 1cm ((1/3)") dressing overlap onto the skin surrounding the wound. When using DURAFIBER* ribbon in deep cavity wounds, insert in one piece, leave at least 2(1/2)cm (1") outside the wound for easy retrieval. Loosely pack deep wounds 85%, as the DURAFIBER* dressing will expand to fill the wound dressing on contact with wound fluid. Secure DURAFIBER* Dressings with a moisture retentive dressing such as ALLEVYN* LIFE or ALLEVYN* Gentle Border. If DURAFIBER* is used on infected wounds, the infection should be treated according to local clinical protocols.

Removal & Change Frequency

The dressing can be removed in one piece using sterile tweezers, forceps or a gloved hand. Ensure all of the dressing is removed. During the early stages of wound management, DURAFIBER* dressings should be inspected frequently. Dressings can be left undisturbed for up to seven days or changed when clinically indicated, (eg, if leakage, excessive bleeding is present). Local clinical protocol should also be taken into consideration. The dressing may adhere if used on lightly exuding wounds. If the dressing is not easily removed, moisten or soak the dressing to assist removal and avoid disruption of the healing wound.

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