Two simple steps, one effective wound therapy
The success of HydroTherapy is derived from two Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressings (HRWD®) which perfectly complement one another – each with its own unique mode of action, delivering rapid cleansing, early granulation tissue formation, epithelialisation while maintaining a balanced level of moisture at all phases of wound progression – to support effective wound healing. 1
Quick cleansing, early granulation, and sustained epithelialization emphasize HydroTherapy’s effectiveness in healing and closing wounds.
2-step process from wound cleansing to epithelial wound closure
NEW HydroClean® plus
is the only wound dressing with a unique Rinsing-Absorption Mechanism.
HydroClean® plus is the patented Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressing (HRWD®) that promotes autolytic debridement. 1
HydroClean® plus has a unique Rinsing-Absorption Mechanism that supports effective cleansing across a variety of wounds. 2, 3, 4
Successful wound healing in
approximately 10-12 weeks 13
At the beginning of the therapy, the wound is cleansed and activated by the unique Rinsing-Absorption Mechanism of HydroClean® plus.
Once wound cleansing is complete, granulation starts to happen. HydroTac® protects the wound and furthers the growth of clean, red granulation tissue.
Sustained epithelialization leads to faster wound healing. 6
Step 1: HydroClean® plus
– Effective wound cleansing
With its unique Rinsing-Absorption Mechanism, HydroClean® plus is the patented Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressing (HRWD®) that promotes autolytic debridement.1, 2, 5
HydroClean® plus contains Ringer's solution and PHMB*. This supports an optimally-moist wound-healing environment for up to three days. 2, 5
With easy-to-remove silicone strips as well as a non-adherent hydrophobic layer, HydroClean® plus conforms well to the wound surface and enables atraumatic dressing removal for patients. 3, 6
*polyhexamethylene biguanide, an antiseptic
Step 2: HydroTac® – Faster wound healing with gel technology
Accelerated epithelialization; wound healing boosted by AquaClear Gel technology. 8
HydroTac® enhances the body’s natural wound healing process. Innovative AquaClear Gel increases growth factor concentration with hydrated polyurethane. The growth factors accumulate on the surface of the gel. 7
At the same time, moisture is released from the pad, ensuring ideal wound climate. 9, 10, 11
HydroTac® can be used for several days without changing the dressing, thus ensuring minimal disturbance to the wound. 12
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 Humbert P, Faivre B, Véran Y, et al. on behalf of the CLEANSITE study group. Protease-modulating polyacrylate-based hydrogel stimulates wound bed preparation in venous leg ulcers a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (2014);28 (12):1742-1750.
 Kaspar D, Therapeutic effectiveness, compatibility and handling in the daily routine of hospitals or physicians’ practices. HARTMANN Data on file: Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressing (HRWD) and AquaClear Technology are trademarks of HARTMANN (2011).
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 Meuleneire F, Clinical evaluation of TenderWet plus. HARTMANN document (2011) [Data on file].
 Smola H., Maier G., Junginger M., Kettel K., Smola. Hydrated polyurethane polymers to increase growth factor bioavailability in wound healing. Presented at the EORS, Congress, 2014, Nantes
 Smola H.: Stimulation of epithelial migration – novel material based approaches. Presented at EWMA Congress, 2015, London. Data on file: in-vivo study, 2015, H. Smola
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 Biocompatibility Data Sheet of the supplier for inspire DEV-09-74A, part 3.2.1 ‚Bacterial barrier testing’.
 Paul Hartmann AG (2015). Male patient with amputated toe healed in 10 weeks. Internal case report – HydroTherapy. Heidenheim: Paul Hartmann AG. [Data on file].