Treatment and First Aid


Post-operative dressings for a full recovery

Post-operative dressing change means changing bandages and cleaning the wound. This is a medical activity performed by a professional with the appropriate medical products for the first operation. The dressing change is vital to assess the wound healing process and to ensure its cleanliness by changing contaminated and soiled bandages. Post-operative dressing is done with sterile and breathable materials.

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Opsite Post-OP

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Post-operative dressing that combines a polyurethane film with a soft and absorbent pad.

Leukomed T Plus

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Sterile adhesive dressing in transparent film with absorbent tablet

Leukomed Sorbact

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Leukomed Sorbact is an innovative post-operative film dressing


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Sterile, soft and stretchable non-woven dressing


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Absorbent compress for the treatment of exuding wounds

Cutimed Siltec B

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Foam dressing with a border fixation

Cuticell Contact

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Sterile contact dressing in conformable silicone

Choosing the right dressing

The frequency of dressing changes is a medical decision. Normally the first dressing change takes place on the day after surgery, then on the 5th day and on the 14th day with removal of the suture or staple, which may take place even earlier if the wound is bleeding or signs of infection appear (redness, pain, swelling or warming). The same applies if the bandage is damp or dirty.

Wound healing time after surgery varies from person to person. An important role is played by post-operative dressings performed by a professional with the appropriate medical products. Dressings are made of sterile materials that are gentle on the skin and leave no residue, being permeable to air and water vapour. The choice of a suitable dressing also depends on the type of post-operative wound: if it is healing, a post-operative medicated plaster is preferred, it is impermeable and provides protection against dirt and bacteria; other types of dressings are specially made to feel less pain during removal. Still others consist of an absorbent hydrogel pad that facilitates wound inspection and detection of infection.

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How to perform post-operative dressing?


Post-operative dressings are performed on the patient by a professional to ensure optimal cleaning and recovery of the injured area. Here is how to take care of a wound after surgery:

  • Wash and disinfect hands to avoid the risk of wound contamination
  • Check the wound for redness, swelling or profuse discharge
  • Clean the wound with sterile gauze soaked in saline solution, taking care not to touch the portion of gauze that touches the wound
  • Disinfect the wound with sterile gauze pads soaked in wound disinfectant. Clean the wound from top to bottom, starting in the centre and continuing with further vertical passes outwards; use new gauze with each pass
  • Allow the disinfectant to dry for a few seconds
  • Apply the new dressing and be careful not to touch the wound with your hands.

Post-operative dressings must be chosen according to the type of wound that will be treated. Most of them are sterile, adhesive plasters that absorb any secretions and protect the injured part from bacteria and dirt. Thanks to their high adhesion, they do not present any risk of chafing. Some products are transparent and have a hydropolymer pad that facilitates post-operative wound control, thanks to a skin-friendly and ultra-thin film.

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