Cutimed® Sorbion® Sachet Extra

is a sterile, hydroactive, gel-forming superabsorbent wound dressing. The dressing consists of a superabsorbent core and a hypoallergenic polypropylene outer layer. The product does not contain any pharmacologically active substances and is free of binders or adhesives.

  • Outstanding absorption capacity 
  • Soft debridement
  • Apply either side down  

Intended Purpose

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Extra is intended for the treatment of wounds with moderate to excessive exudate levels, such as pressure ulcers, leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and other wounds healing through secondary intention, oozing laparotomy wounds, fistulas to the skin, exulcerating carcinomas, postoperative wound dehiscence, and similar exuding wounds.

Wear time: Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Extra can remain in place for up to 7 days, depending on wound conditions and saturation of wound dressing.

Product benefits

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Outstanding absorption capacity

Outstanding absorption capacity and high retention performance. It is capable of absorbing up to 44.7% more than comparable superabsorbent dressings1. Protection against maceration through safe, vertical absorption. 

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Soft debridement

Creates optimal wound healing conditions and provides soft debridement 2, 3, 4.
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Apply either side down

Can be used on both sides for easy and comfortable application.  
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Ideal for use under compression therapy

High retention capacity safely locks away exudate and bacteria, even under compression therapy5.

Product facts




Moderate to excessive

Both side application

Secondary fixation needed

How to use

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1. Select a suitable dressing size, so that the absorbent inner core overlaps the wound margins by at least 1 cm/0.4-inch.
2. When taking Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Extra out of the pouch, do not touch the wound pad.
3. Apply the dressing towards the wound. Both sides of the dressing can be applied to the wound.
4. Secure the dressing after selecting an appropriate fixation for the condition of the wound surroundings and the skin. While fixating the dressing, take expansion during absorption into consideration.
How to remove
To remove Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Extra remove fixation tapes, lift one corner of Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Extra, gently remove the dressing and discard. Adherence of wound deposits to Cutimed Sorbion Sachet Extra is a desirable effect, contributing to wound cleansing (soft debridement).

For detailed product information, including indications for use, contraindications, precautions and warnings, please consult the product’s Instructions for Use (IFU).

Product specifications

Essity Product Code
Pack Quantity
PIP Code
Cutimed® Sorbion® Sachet Extra 7323400 5 cm x 5 cm 5 1 EJE153 379-5846
Cutimed® Sorbion® Sachet Extra 7323401 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm 5 372-2212
Cutimed® Sorbion® Sachet Extra 7323402 10 cm x 10 cm 5 12 372-2220
Cutimed® Sorbion® Sachet Extra 7323403 10 cm x 20 cm 5 1 372-2238
Cutimed® Sorbion® Sachet Extra 7323404 20 cm x 20 cm 5 1 372-2246
Cutimed® Sorbion® Sachet Extra 7323405 20 cm x 30 cm 5 1 372-2253

Medical References

1 BSN medical GmbH. In vitro study, Cutimed Sorbion is capable of absorbing and retaining more exudate than comparable superabsorbent dressings. Testing was performed by the independent laboratory Surgical Material Testing Laboratory (S.M.T.L.). 2017.
2 Cutting KF. Managing wound exudate using a super-absorbent polymer dressing: a 53-patient clinical evaluation. Journal of Wound Care 2009;18(5):200-05. 
3 Romanelli M, Dini V, Bertone M. A pilot study evaluating the wound and skin care performances of the Hydration Response Technology dressing: a new concept of debridement. Journal of Wound Technology. 2009; 5:1-3. 
4 Sutherland L. A modern dressing range to meet today's wound care challenges. JNC. 2013;27(5):35-40.
5 Todd M et al. Managing ulceration and lymphorrhea in chronic oedema. Br J Community Nurs. 2017;22 Suppl 5 (Sup5): reintegration. 

Clinical Evidence

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Instruction for use

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Cutimed IFUs