Cutimed® Sorbion® Sachet XL

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

  • Outstanding absorption capacity 
  • Large shape
  • Ideal for use under compression therapy

Intended Purpose

Cutimed Sorbion Sachet XL is intended for the treatment of exuding wounds with moderate to excessive 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. It is suitable for the treatment of extensive wounds, such as wounds on the upper and lower legs, the thorax or abdomen, or on the forearm area.

Wear time: Cutimed Sorbion Sachet XL 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 capacity1 and high retention performance. It is capable of absorbing up to 44.7% more than comparable superabsorbent dressings. Protection against maceration through safe, vertical absorption. 

Large shape

Designed to fit large wound areas e.g. circumferential leg ulcer.
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Ideal for use under compression therapy

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

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Soft debridement

Creates optimal wound healing conditions and provides soft debridement.2, 3
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Time and cost saving

Time and cost saving due to reduced frequency of dressing changes 4.

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 the product 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 XL remove fixation tapes, lift one corner of Cutimed Sorbion Sachet XL, gently remove the dressing and discard. Adherence of wound deposits to Cutimed Sorbion Sachet XL 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 XL 7324001 25 cm x 45 cm 5 6 EME105 388-3402

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 Romanelli M, Vowden K. Weir D. Exudate management made easy. Wounds Int. 2010;1(2):1-6.

3 M. Romanelli, V. Dini and M. Bertone. A pilot study evaluating the wound and skin care performances of the Hydration Response Technology dressing - a new concept of debridement. J Wound Technology. 2009; Vol. 5.

4 Panca M, Cutting K, Guest JF. Clinical and cost-effectiveness of absorbent dressings in the treatment of highly exuding VLUs. J Wound Care. Mar 2013;22(3):109-10. 112-8.

Clinical Evidence

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Instruction for use

Please make sure to always follow the instructions for use, including the safety information provided with the product. Not at hand? Find the needed safety information in this database!

Cutimed IFUs