Foam Dressings - Mepilex Border Heel

The all-in-one absorbent foam dressing shaped to fit the heel

Mepilex® Border Heel is an all-in-one foam dressing specifically designed to fit the heel. Its 5-layer absorbent foam structure with Safetac®, effectively absorbs and retains exudate4,6, and maintains a moist wound environment1. This makes Mepilex Border Heel an asset for the use in preventing skin damage and in the treatment of exuding wounds including pressure injuries, diabetic foot ulcers, heel ulcers, traumatic wounds, and other secondary healing wounds.

Non-traumatic to the wound and to the surrounding skin at removal1 – undisturbed healing

Less painful for patients at dressing changes2 – less stress for patients3, easier care

Excellent fluid management4 – reduced risk of leakage and maceration5

Maintains moist environment – optimised wound healing environment

How it works

Learn more about the unique 5-layer absorbent foam structure

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Tailored for the heel

Mepilex Border Heel has been specifically developed to address wounds on the heel. The dressing is composed of a unique 5-layer structure with Safetac® technology, and has been precisely shaped to ensure the dressing conforms to the heel. Managing wounds on the heel often proves difficult and sometimes requires clinicians to custom-cut dressings. Mepilex Border Heel is the fit-for-purpose solution, providing the necessary conformability and adhesive capability to allow for greater patient mobility while reducing the need for additional time to adapt dressing.

Safetac® technology

Safetac is the adhesive layer of the dressing, which gently adheres to the skin without sticking to moist surfaces, minimising damage to the wound and the surrounding skin by sealing the wound margins and thereby preventing exudate from escaping5. This protects the newly formed tissue and promotes natural healing benefitting both patients and healthcare organisations alike by minimising trauma and pain1,2, allowing for optimised healing, which will result in lower costs7,8.

Code

Size cm

Pcs/shelf cont.

Pcs/transp. cont.

283250

18.5 x 24

5

40

1. White R. et al. Evidence for atraumatic soft silicone wound dressing use. Wounds UK, 2005.
2. White R. A Multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK, 2008.
3. Upton D. et al. The Impact of Atraumatic Vs Conventional Dressings on Pain and Stress in Patients with Chronic Wounds. Journal of Wound Care, 2012.
4. Fluid handling capacity Mepilex Border in vitro test. SMTL lab report SMTL 10/3299/1.
5. Wiberg A.B. et al. Preventing maceration with a soft silicone dressing: in-vitro evaluations. Poster presented at the 3rd Congress of the WUWHS, Toronto, Canada, 2008.
6. Feili F et al. Retention capacity. Poster presentation at the EWMA conference, Lisbon, Portugal 2008.
7. Butcher M et al. Quantifying the financial impact of pain at dressing change. Psychological impact of pain in patients with wounds. Wounds UK 2011.
8. Upton D. et al. Pain and stress as contributors to delayed wound healing. Wound Practice and Research, 2010.

Benefits of using Mepilex Border Heel

  • Self-adherent – no secondary fixation needed, for a quicker and easier care
  • Shaped to fit heels – no need to cut or adapt for a quicker, cost efficient care
  • Minimises pain and trauma at dressing changes for optimised healing1,2
  • Minimises stress caused by pain of patient, to avoid delays in healing3
  • Minimises maceration, and effectively manages exudate for optimised wound healing environment4,5
  • Designed to promote patient comfort during wear, and is shower proof, for a better quality of life of patients
  • Can remain in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound
  • Can be adjusted without losing its adherent properties


Unique 5-layer absorbent foam structure
  • Highly breathable backing film – a waterproof secure barrier to virus and bacteria > 25nM
  • Superabsorbent layer – to absorb and retain fluids in the dressing
  • Nonwoven spreading layer – to spread fluids on a wide surface and maximise absorption performance
  • Foam layer – to initiate vertical absorption of exudate
  • Safetac layer – seals the wound edge to minimise risk of maceration, minimises pain to patients, and trauma to the wound and skin1,2,5
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