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Southwest Elasto-Gel Horse Shoe Shaped Dressing

Southwest Elasto-Gel Horse Shoe Shaped Dressing is a high glycerine content hydrogel dressing with a unique horse shoe shaped design to cover the buttocks area, including the coccyx and ischials. It is used as a wound management dressing as well as a preventive padding to help prevent the formation of pressure ulcers.


  • Southwest Elasto-Gel Horse Shoe Shaped Dressing is highly absorbent
  • Dressing is bacteriostatic and fungistatic
  • Will not stick to or dissolve into the wound
  • Helps prevent the formation of slough, debris, necrotic tissue and eschar
  • The water resistant, hypoallergenic adhesive border tape system holds the dressing firmly in place
  • Sterile

More Information

  • Pharmacology:
    - The Horse Shoe Shaped Dressing utilizes a high concentration of glycerine (65%) as a water soluble humectant in a mixture of water and polymer matrix - It is presented as a hydrogel because of its ability to absorb large quantities of aqueous fluids thereby controlling moisture at the wound site
    - Its protective and cushioning properties are far superior to other hydrogels and hydrocolloids, and due to its high percentage of glycerine it exhibits additional desirable properties such as superior padding and pressure ulcer prevention, pain relief and odor control
  • Directions For Use:
    - Select the appropriate size dressing
    - Prepare the wound site by cleaning as needed and remove the dressing from the package
    - The dressing should extend 2.5cm to 5cm or 25% beyond the wound opening
    - The dressing may be cut to the proper size with scissors
    - Leave the clear plastic film on gel while cutting the dressing
    - Remove the clear plastic film and apply the exposed gel directly on the wound
    - DO NOT remove the white fabric backing
    - Secure the dressing in place with: tape, elastic wrap, gauze wrap, stretch netting, etc
    - Check the wound as needed
    - The dressing may remain on the wound if it is not saturated with exudate
    - Change the dressing when it is saturated with exudate
    - The dressing must be protected from water or moisture
    - Consult a physician if signs of infection occur: fever, swelling, pain, etc

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