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ALLEVYN Compression

ALLEVYN Compression

ALLEVYN Compression is being discontinued as part of the streamlining of the ALLEVYN range, making advanced wound care simpler and faster for clinicians and patients.

ALLEVYN Compression

As a replacement to ALLEVYN Compression, Smith & Nephew is recommending ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive; an established product in the ALLEVYN range.

Like ALLEVYN Compression, ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive is indicated for a wide range of moderately to highly exuding wounds. ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive combines patient comfort with unique triple action technology that enables moist wound healing.1

ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive shares the key benefits of ALLEVYN Compression:

  • Suitable for use under compression bandaging2,3
  • Contains an absorbent hydrocellular pad4 with a non-adherent wound contact layer5,6
  • Includes a breathable top film2,5
  • Comes in a wide range of sizes that can be cut to suit different body contours7
  • Available in heel and tracheostomy shapes


Read more about the benefits of ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive here

ALLEVYN Range Update


1 The clinical and physical properties of ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive dressings and the moist wound environment

2 D. Loiterman and P. Byers, "Effect of a hydrocellular polyurethane dressing on chronic venous ulcer healing," Wounds, vol. 3, pp. 178-181, 1991.

3 J. Heslop, "Final report of a study to evaluate and compare the performance of a hydrocellular dressing (ALLEVYN) to a hydrocolloid dressing (GranuflexTM) in the treatment of venous leg ulcers," Smith & Nephew Medical Ltd, Hull CTR 90/07, March 1992

4 P. A. Kurring, C. D. Roberts, and D. Quinlan, "Evaluation of a hydrocellular dressing in the management of exuding wounds in the community," Br J Nurs, vol. 3, pp. 1049-50, 1052-3, Nov 10-23 1994.

5 M. Callam, D. Harper, J. Dale, D. Brown, B. Gibson, R. Prescott, et al., "Lothian and Forth Valley Leg Ulcer Healing Trial Part 2: Knitted Viscose Dressing vs a Hydrocellular Dressing in the Treatment of Chronic Leg Ulceration," Phlebology, vol. 7, pp. 142-145, 1992.

6 L. Watret, "Managing diabetic heel lesions with ALLEVYN Heel Dressing," The Diabetic Foot, vol. 3, pp. 21-22, 2000.

7 A. Foster, M. Greenhill, and M. E. Edmonds, "Comparing two dressings in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers," Journal of Woundcare, vol. 3, pp. 224-228, 1994