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Mepilex® Border Heel

Mepilex® Border Heel dressing is the only five-layer foam heel dressing with proprietary Deep Defense Technology® – proven to prevent pressure ulcers when used in conjunction with other standard prevention protocols 1  2  3 4 .

The dressing can also be used for managing moderate- to high- exuding wounds of the heel area. It absorbs and retains exudate 5  6 and it balances moisture properly avoiding the risk of maceration 7  8 .

This recently-launched enhanced design includes new handling tabs and thicker borders, allowing easier application and patient checking 9 . The heel shape has been refined for good coverage of the high-risk heel area and the malleoli.

The enhanced design still includes Safetac® – the original less-pain contact layer with silicone adhesion. So the dressing is comfortable and confirms to the patients anatomy  5  – you can remove it easily without damaging the skin  10  . That means less pain for your patients 11.

  • Proven to prevent pressure ulcers – when used with other standard prevention protocols 1  2 
  • Proprietary Deep Defense Technology protects against the extrinsic forces - pressure, shear and friction; and manages micro-climate, the key factors responsible for pressure ulcers 3   10   5   
  • Mepilex Border with Safetac technology minimises pain during dressing changes 11 .
  • Good fluid handling capacity and retention 7   
  • Reduces risk of maceration  8   


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  1. Van Overschelde P, et al. A randomised controlled trial comparing two wound dressings used after elective hip and knee arthroplasty. Poster presentation at the 5th Congress of WUWHS, Florence, Italy, 25-29 Sep, 2016.
  2. Zarghooni K, et al. Is the use of modern versus conventional wound dressings warranted after primary knee and hip arthroplasty? Acta Orthop Belg. 2015;81(4):768-775.
  3. Dobbelaere A, et al. Comparative study of innovative postoperative wound dressings after total knee arthroplasty. Acta orthopaedica Belgica, 2015.
  4. Bredow J. et al. Evaluation of Absorbent Versus Conventional Wound Dressing. A Randomized Controlled Study in Orthopedic Surgery. Deutsche Arzteblatt Intternational, 2018.
  5. Mölnlycke Health Care, Data on File internal report 20190215-001
  6. External test at Nelson Laboratories (viral penetration test), Study Report 1064846-S01
  7. Statement towards ASTM F 1671 (viral penetration test), PD-404335