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About OPSITE Post-Op

OPSITE Post-Op and OPSITE Post-Op Visible both meet the criteria for an ideal post-operative dressing1-2 and provide several important benefits:

  • Barrier to bacteria including MRSA3
  • Reduce the risk of maceration4-8
  • Reduce the risk of blistering9,10
  • Reduce pain on removal8,11
  • Waterproof6,12 conformable and comfortable to wear
  • Manage exudate through a highly absorbent pad and breathable film6,12
  • Easy to apply and remove aseptically
  • Allow constant monitoring on the wound* and peri-wound area



1 Scales, JT. Develop and evaluation of a porous surgical dressings. British Medical Journal Oct 1956 2; 962-981

2 Steel, R. A review of the ideal characteristics of a post-operative dressing as described in ‘Films or fabrics: is it time to re-appraise post-operative dressings?' British Journal of Nursing, 2005, Vol 14, No 19, pp S15-20

3 Smith & Nephew Report reference 0505004

4 Richardson M C. An in-vivo assessment of the microbial proliferation beneath transport film dressings. In: Maki DG, ed, International Congress and Symposium Series No 179, Improving Catheter Site Care. Royal Society of Medicine Series, London, New York, 1991 29-33.

5 Joyeux B. OPSITE IV3000 versus Tegaderm on peripheral venous catheters. In Maki, DG, ed, International Congress and Symposium Series No 179 ‘Improving Catheter Site Care', Royal Society of Medicine Series, London' New York, 1991 53-55.

6 Smith & Nephew Report reference DS/07/115/R20a

7 Smith & Nephew Report reference DS/07/208

8 Steel, R; Opsite Post-Op product performance evaluation

9 Cosker T et al. Choice of dressing has a major impact on blistering and healing outcomes in orthopaedic patients. Journal of Wound Care. Vol 14 No. 1. January 2005

10 Bryne-Murphy, S (2009); A prospective evaluation of a new dressing OPSITE Post-OP Visible blistering following total hip and knee replacement. Poster presentation at Wounds UK, Harrogate, UK

11 Willie, JC; Blusse van Oud Albas, A; Thewessen, EAPM. A comparison of two transparent film-type dressings in central venous therapy. J. Hosp. Infect 1993; 23; 113-121

12 Smith & Nephew Report Reference DS/08/149/R3

* OPSITE Post-Op Visible only