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OPSITE Post-Op Waterproof Dressings


About OPSITE Post-Op

A breathable, bacteria-proof, and waterproof dressing

OPSITE Post-Op dressings provide a waterproof and bacteria-proof barrier for cuts, grazes, and stitches (low-risk incisions). Featuring an absorbent pad, this breathable dressing can stay in place for up to 7 days.

  • REACTIC technology breathable film allows excess moisture to transpire through the film 
  • Moisture evaporation 3-4 times faster than standard film dressings,1 helping to prevent skin damage
  • Barrier against bacteria, including MRSA2-4
  • Skin-friendly, hypoallergenic adhesive
  • Water-resistant, allowing you to continue showering

OPSITE Post-Op is ideal for: protecting low-risk incisions, cuts and grazes from external contamination for up to 7 days.

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Choosing the right product

OPSITE Post-Op is available in a variety of sizes and quantities, depending on your wound size and anticipated duration of use. 

Description Unit of Measure
OPSITE POST-OP 6.5cm x 5cm Pk/5
OPSITE POST-OP 9.5cm x 8.5cm Pk/3
OPSITE POST-OP 6.5cm x 5cm Bx/100
OPSITE POST-OP 9.5cm x 8.5cm Bx/20
 OPSITE POST-OP 15.5cm x 8.5cm Bx/20
 OPSITE POST-OP 20cm x 10cm Bx/20

If you are unsure, please ask your pharmacist before purchase.


1. Tompkins L. OPSITE Post-Op Visible Dressing Physical Properties. Data on file; 2010: report DS/10/084/R1.
2. Smith and Nephew. The Bacterial Barrier Properties of OPSITE IV 3000. 1990.
3. Smith and Nephew. Bacterial barrier testing of IV3000. WRP-TW042-281. 2003.
4. Smith and Nephew. Bacterial barrier properties of OPSITE Post-Op Film against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococus Aureus (MRSA). York. 2005.

Instructions for Use

How to use OPSITE Post-Op

  1. Wash your hands before and after dealing with a wound. Gently clean the wound and surrounding skin, and dry thoroughly. 
  2. Remove backing and apply lightly apply to the wound. Press down around the absorbent pad to seal, and remove the printed cover on top of the dressing to reveal the breathable film. 
  3. To remove OPSITE Post-Op, lift each corner and stretch outwards, away from the absorbent pad, allowing the dressing to lift away easily. 

As with all adhesive products, apply and remove carefully from sensitive or fragile skin. Seek medical advice immediately for all serious wounds and burns, or if redness or discomfort occurs. For single use only.


Other Suitable Products

To help treat your wound, OPSITE Post-Op dressings are suitable for use with the following products:

To protect your skin

SKIN PREP – barrier wipes leave a protective layer on your skin.

To remove adhesive

REMOVE – adhesive removal wipes.

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This product may not be right for you. Always read the label and instructions for use before purchase.

If symptoms worsen or change unexpectedly, talk to your healthcare professional.