Necrotic wounds:

How to achieve gentle yet effective debridement.

Donate moisture to dry necroses:

Necroses should be removed from the wound bed as they impair wound healing and hinder the assessment of wound size and depth. Autolytic debridement can be effectively supported by hydrogels.


Cutimed Gel shows high moisture donation and contributes to dissolving necroses gently and effectively. Care must be taken not to over-apply so that maceration is prevented.


Acting quickly may prevent amputations!

Especially in diabetic foot ulcers the risk of spreading infection has to be considered. Therefore, surgeons may prefer to debride necroses surgically.


Dissolve necrotic areas:

If a hydrogel is applied, a secondary dressing (film or foam dressing) needs to ensure the gel remains in place in order to dissolve necroses effectively.


Film dressings (e.g. Leukomed T)

  • prevent the hydrogel from drying out
  • help to maintain a moist wound environment
  • provide a bacterial barrier.

Foam dressings (e.g. Cutimed Siltec B or, to provide extra cushioning to the heel, Cutimed Siltec Heel)

  • prevent the hydrogel from drying out
  • absorb wound exudate if present in other wound areas