Cutimed® HydroControl

is a moisture-balancing hydrogel dressing that creates a moist wound healing environment and supports tissue formation. It consists of a semi-permeable PU film and an adhesive hydropolymer layer with pores. It absorbs moisture from the wound bed and stimulates the perfusion of fresh fluid into the wound (osmotic effect) which supports autolytic debridement. Cutimed HydroControl promotes wound stimulation.

  • Stimulates tissue formation
  • Autolytic debridement
  • Reduces pain during dressing changes

Intended Purpose

Cutimed HydroControl is indicated for dry to moderately exuding chronic and secondary healing wounds, such as leg ulcers (venous, arterial and mixed aetiology), pressure ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers as well as superficial burns.

Wear time: Cutimed HydroControl may remain in situ for up to 7 days, depending on the patient condition and level of exudate.

Product benefits

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Stimulates tissue formation

Boosts wound healing in chronic and stagnating wounds1.
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Autolytic debridement

Stimulates the perfusion of fluid into the wound bed which supports autolytic debridement 2.
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Reduces pain during dressing changes

Offers a soothing effect after application. It reduces pain during dressing change. 2, 3 Atraumatic removal.2
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Effective moisture balance

The combination of flexipores, a polyurethane film and a hydropolymer gel matrix forms the technical foundation for effective moisture balance to support wound healing. 
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Reliable exudate management

High absorption and moisture vapour transmission rate (MVTR).
Reduced risk for maceration as fluid is absorbed vertically and retained within the dressing.  

Product facts






Dry to moderate

How to use

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1. Ensure the dressing overlaps the wound site by at least 2 cm. The dressing can be cut to size, if necessary.
2. Aseptically remove the dressing from the package.
3. Peel away the lower, transparent liner to expose the adhesive surface. (A)
4. Hold the dressing by the white applicator tab and apply with the adhesive surface towards the wound. (B)
5. Peel away the white tab and gently smooth the dressing. (C)
6. Carefully peel away the upper liner at the red stripes. (D)
7. Cutimed HydroControl may remain in situ for up to 7 days, depending on the patient condition and level of exudate.
How to Remove
8. Gently remove Cutimed HydroControl from the wound site and discard.

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® HydroControl 7323100 4.5 cm x 4.5 cm 10 1 ELM259 404-5688
Cutimed® HydroControl 7323101 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm 10 1 ELM258 404-5696
Cutimed® HydroControl 7323102 10 cm x 10 cm 10 1 ELM257 404-5704
Cutimed® HydroControl 7323103 15 cm x 15 cm 5 1 ELM260 404-5712

Medical References

1 Wiegand C et al. Effects of a hydropolymer gel dressing on proteases, growth factors and biofim in vitro. EWMA. June 5-7, 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden (EP 157).
2 von Hallern B et al. Challenges posed by chronic and secondary healing wounds: Cutimed® HydroControl with its new hydropolymer technology provides an innovative therapeutic approach. Medizin & Praxis Special - Diabetic Foot 2016;1-7. 
3 Krause S et al. A unique hydropolymer gel dressing reduces pain after dressing change. EWMA. May 9-11, 2018, Krakow, Poland.

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