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Hydrofiber

A Hydrofiber is defined as a soft, sterile, non-woven pad or ribbon dressing composed of sodium carboxymethylcellulose, which is incorporated in the form of a fleece held together by a needlebonding process. This conformable material can absorb a large amount of wound fluid, such as exudate with bacteria. This is then transformed into a soft gel, which creates a moist environment to support the body's healing process. The gel also aids the removal of non-viable tissue from the wound (autolytic debridement), without damaging newly formed tissue. Hydrofibers are versatile and can be incorporated into a variety of dressing formats.