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Efficacy and Simplicity

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.

HydroTherapy system

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

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Mechanism of HydroClean

Successful wound healing in
approximately 10-12 weeks 13

Three steps of healing: step 1

At the beginning of the therapy, the wound is cleansed and activated by the unique Rinsing-Absorption Mechanism of HydroClean® plus.

Three steps of healing: step 2

Once wound cleansing is complete, granulation starts to happen. HydroTac® protects the wound and furthers the growth of clean, red granulation tissue.

Three steps of healing: step 3

Sustained epithelialization leads to faster wound healing. 6

HydroClean plus

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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„Wound treatment was simple and astonishingly problem-free.“

[1] Ousey K, Rogers AA, Rippon MG (2016) HydroClean plus: a new perspective to wound cleansing and debridement. Wounds UK 12(1): 94–104.
[2] 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.
[3] 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).
[4] Rippon G, Hydro-Responsive Wound Dressing (HRWD) Monograph: Clinical and Scientific Monograph. ISBN Monograph. 978-1-944788-63-6-ISBN Services (2016).
[5] Eming S, Smola H, Hartmann B, et al. The inhibition of matrix metalloproteinase activity in chronic wounds by a polyacrylate superabsorber. Biomaterials (2008);29 (2):2932-2940.
[6] Meuleneire F, Clinical evaluation of TenderWet plus. HARTMANN document (2011) [Data on file].
[7] 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
[8] 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
[9] Maier G. HydroTac 2.0 – Evaluation product properties; 13.06.2014.
[10] Junginger M., Maier G. Verification Testreport; July 2015.
[11] Junginger M., Maier G. Verification Testreport; September 2015.
[12] Biocompatibility Data Sheet of the supplier for inspire DEV-09-74A, part 3.2.1 ‚Bacterial barrier testing’.
[13] Paul Hartmann AG (2015). Male patient with amputated toe healed in 10 weeks. Internal case report – HydroTherapy. Heidenheim: Paul Hartmann AG. [Data on file].