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Medline Maxorb Extra Ag Plus Silver Alginate Antimicrobial Sheet Wound Dressing

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Medline Maxorb Extra Ag Silver Alginate Antimicrobial Sheet Wound Dressing is used for moderate to heavily draining wounds. It is a highly absorbent dressing that provides an antibacterial barrier to combat the bacteria absorbed in the wound exudate. CMC fiber present improves vertical wicking, fluid-handling ability as well as wet strength. Wound exudate mixes with the dressing and forms a gel that will not wick out, reducing the potential for damage to the peri-wound skin.

Benefits of Maxorb Silver Alginate Wound Dressing

  • Helps manage bacterial burden with controlled-release ionic silver
  • Easy dressing changes
  • Reduces odor
  • Highly absorbent
  • No lateral wicking of fluid
  • Up to 21-day antimicrobial protection
  • Cost-effective

Why to choose Maxorb Extra AG Silver Alginate Dressing?

  • Sustained antimicrobial protection: Maxorb Extra Ag Antimicrobial Dressing is effective for up to 21 days 
  • Highly absorbent: It absorbs more than other alginate or absorbent silver dressings
  • Superior gelling and fluid handling: CMC fiber in Maxorb Extra Ag helps improve the vertical wicking, fluid handling and wet strength
  • The fluid will not wick laterally: When wound exudate mixes with Maxorb Extra Ag, it forms a gel that will not wick out, thereby reducing the potential for damage to peri-wound skin
  • One-piece removal: High wet and dry integrity means easy one-piece removal
  • Reduces odor: Odor in wounds is caused by bacteria, and so by providing an antibacterial barrier to combat bacteria absorbed in the wound exudate, the odor is reduced

How Maxorb Ag Silver Alginate Wound Dressing Works

Continuous-Release Ionic Silver For Antimicrobial Protection

  • Reducing bioburden in a wound is one of the key factors in helping it to heal. If too many body resources are devoted to fight invaders, fewer resources are available to help the body heal itself.

  • Silver has long been known as an antimicrobial, but it has two inherent weaknesses: the body metabolizes it quickly and it can be cytotoxic. Maxorb Extra Ag Dressing releases silver in extremely small amounts that do not damage the healthy tissue. Yet it still acts as an extremely effective antimicrobial.

  • Maxorb Extra Ag is seeded with an ionic silver compound known as silver sodium hydrogen zirconium phosphate. The ionic silver compound is unusual as it is activated by sodium and not by water. Exposure to the sodium in wound exudate helps stimulate the continuous release of silver ions, thereby providing antimicrobial protection over a broad spectrum of bacteria and fungi, including MRSA and VRE. Maxorb Extra Ag is non-irritating, biocompatible, non-sensitizing and will not harm new granulation tissues.

CMC fibers For Extra Absorbency And Strength

  • The blend of non-woven alginate and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) fiber is far more absorbent than other alginate dressings. When wound fluid is absorbed by the alginate, it forms a gel and assists in maintaining a moist environment for optimal wound healing. The added presence of CMC improves the gelling and fluid handling capability as well as adds up improved wet strength. It also allows intact, one-piece removal.

What to buy with Maxorb Extra Ag Silver Dressing?

How to use Maxorb Extra Ag Silver Antimicrobial Wound Dressing?


  1. Cleanse wound environment using an appropriate wound cleanser.
  2. Ensure skin surrounding wound is dry and apply appropriate skin prep, as preferred.

Applying Maxorb Extra Ag Plus Wound Dressing

Remove the dressing from the package


Step 1 - Remove the dressing from the package

Apply the dressing

Step 2 - Apply the dressing to the wound, covering all areas of the wound with slight overlap to periwound skin. For deep wounds, loosely fill the wound.

Cover with secondary dressing

Step 3 - Cover with an appropriate secondary dressing.


What is maxorb AG used for?

  • Moderate to heavily exudating wounds
  • Partial to full-thickness wounds
  • Trauma wounds
  • Post-operative wounds
  • Leg ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • 1st and 2nd-degree burns
  • Graft and donor sites


  • Dry or lightly exudating wounds
  • Individuals with a known sensitivity to alginates or silver
  • To control heavy bleeding
  • Surgical implantation

When to change Maxsorb Ag Wound Dressing?

  • Dressing change frequency will depend on wound condition and the level of exudates
  • Initially, it may be necessary to change the dressing every 24 hours
  • Maxorb Extra Ag may be left in place for up to 21 days

Recommended Secondary Dressings:

Modified Asepsis Index:

Asepsis index is a measure of 10 wound healing parameters. A lower score is preferable.

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