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OpSite* Flexifix*

Transparent, Non-Sterile, Adhesive Film Roll

General

Transparent, Non-Sterile, Adhesive Film Roll

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

 
OpSite Flexifix
 

Description

 


OpSite* Flexifix is a roll of transparent adhesive film, ideal for use in dressing fixation, tube fixation, dressing reinforcement and the treatment of painful peripheral neuropathy. It combines all the advantages of OpSite film with a unique application system, to allow easy and secure fixation of all kinds of dressings. OpSite's strong, flexible film also offers protection against skin breakdown due to friction and moisture.


 

Benefits

 


OpSite Film

- The film is waterproof and a barrier to bacteria. Its high moisture vapour permeability allows the skin to breathe. The acrylic adhesive minimises the risk of skin damage on removal, especially after long periods of wear.

 

Adaptable to awkward areas

- OpSiteFlexifix has been designed to allow easy application of the film to awkward areas of the body and over dressings and tubes. The film is highly conformable and extensible to increase patient comfort.

 

Unique Roll System

- The unique and novel roll format enables rapid and economical use of the OpSite film to create comfortable, waterproof fixation for dressings.
 
Code Description Items per unit
66000040 5cm x 10m 1 roll
66000041 10cm x 10m 1 roll

Clinical Support

Transparent, Non-Sterile, Adhesive Film Roll

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

 
 
Clinical Support
 


Paper title:
Application of OpSite* Flexigrid*: film: a new and effective treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy.
Author:
A V M Foster, C Eaton, D O McConville, M E Edmonds
Reference:
Diabetic Medicine (1994) 11: 768-772
Study abstract:
The aim of the study was to assess the effect of application of OpSite* dressings on the pain and quality of life in 33 patients with chronic diabetic neuropathy. The effect of OpSite was compared with no treatment. After a run-in period of 2 weeks, OpSite was applied to one of the painful legs for 4 weeks. This was followed by another period of 4 weeks when OpSite was switched to the opposite leg. Pain was assessed by visual analogue scale and the primary analysis variable was within patient difference in pain between OpSite leg and no treatment leg as week 4 corrected for baseline. Secondary variables were paracetamol pill ingestion and the quality of life dimensions, sleep, mobility, contact, discomfort, appetite and mood. Changes in these variables from baseline to weeks 4 and 8 were analysed. There was a significantly greater reduction in pain in the OpSite treated limbs than the control limbs (p < 0.001). By week 4 paracetamol intake also declined significantly (p = 0.034) and patients experienced a significant improvement in contact discomfort, sleep, mood, appetite and mobility (p < 0.002 for all 5 variables). OpSite appeared to alleviate the pain associated with diabetic painful neuropathy and thus improved patient's quality of life.

 

Instructions for Use

Transparent, Non-Sterile, Adhesive Film Roll

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

 
 
 
Step 1:
Cut off the desired length of film from roll.

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Step 2:
Fold the strip along its length to crack the protective papers. Remove the backing paper marked No. 1 "remove first".

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Step 3:
Apply the adhesive film to desired area and smooth down.

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Step 4:
Remove the green squared grid carrier, marked No 3.

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Step 5:
To remove the film, gently stretch the film parallel to the skin and lift off.


Please see General page for Contraindications/Precautions
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