Molnlycke Mepilex Border Heel, 8.7" x 9.1" (282790)

SKU: SC282790
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Molnlycke Mepilex Border Heel, 8.7" x 9.1" (22cm x 23cm)


Five-layer foam dressing for pressure ulcer prevention and management of heel wounds.

Mepilex® Border Heel features proprietary Deep Defense® technology, providing an optimal balance of strength and flexibility. Each of the unique five layers serves a specific purpose in pressure ulcer prevention adding to the dressing's strength, durability and absorbency. 1  No other dressing on the market exhibits these same properties – or the published, peer-reviewed results – in pressure ulcer prevention. 2

Only Mepilex Border dressings have over 80 evidence pieces to support their effectiveness in preventing pressure ulcers. 2  The effectiveness of Mepilex Border Heel is supported by several clinical studies, including a study of critically ill patients by Santamaria et al that showed zero pressure ulcers among the intervention cohort of 150 patients receiving Mepilex Border Heel dressings vs. 19 heel pressure ulcers for patients with no heel dressings.3 

When used for management of wounds, Mepilex Border Heel effectively absorbs and retains exudate 4  and maintains a moist wound environment. The Safetac technology layer seals the wound edges, prevents exudate leakage onto the surrounding skin, thus minimizing the risk of maceration. 5  The Safetac technology layer allows the dressing to be changed without damaging the wound or surrounding skin, 5  or exposing the patient to additional pain. 6 

  • Mepilex Border dressings proven to prevent pressure ulcers – by up to 88% – when used with other standard prevention protocols  7  
  • Proprietary Deep Defense Technology™ addresses the key factors responsible for pressure ulcers, protecting against the extrinsic forces of pressure, shear and friction and managing microclimate 8 
  • Safetac technology reduces the risk of maceration 5  and minimizes pain during dressing changes 9 
  • Excellent fluid-handling capacity and retention 10 


  1. Alten. Finite element analysis studying the effect of different prevention dressings on protecting soft tissues from high stresses and deformation. Ref No. 001. Data on file. 2017.
  2. Mölnlycke Health Care report: GMCS/2017/102/v8. Dressings for pressure ulcer prevention: a review of the pre-clinical, clinical and economic evidence (April 2018). Data on file.
  3. Santamaria N, et al. Clinical effectiveness of a silicone foam dressing for the prevention of heel pressure ulcers in critically ill patients: Border II Trial. J Wound Care. 2015;24(8):340-345.
  4. Meaume S, et al. A study to compare a new self-adherent soft silicone dressing with a self-adherent polymer dressing in stage II pressure ulcers. Ostomy Wound Manage. 2003;49(9):44-51.
  5. Wiberg AB, et al. Preventing maceration with a soft silicone dressing: in-vitro evaluations. Poster presented at the 3rd Congress of WUWHS, Toronto, Canada. 4-8 June 2008.
  6. White R. Evidence for atraumatic soft silicone wound dressing use. Wounds UK. 2005;1(3):104-109.
  7. Kalowes P, et al. Five-layered soft silicone foam dressing to prevent pressure ulcers in the intensive care unit. Am J Crit Care. 2016;25(6):e108-e119.
  8. ALTEN Finite Element Modelling simulation. Laboratory report no. PD-525422.
  9. White R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK. 4 (1). 2008.
  10. Feili F, et al. Retention capacity. Poster presentation at EWMA Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 14-16 May 2008.
  11. World Union of Wound Healing Societies (WUWHS). Consensus Document: Role of dressings in pressure ulcer prevention. London, UK: Wounds Int; 2016.
  12. Qiuli, B., Qiongyu, J. Observation on effect of Mepilex on the prevention and treatment of pressure sores. Chinese Journal of Medical Nursing 2010.
  13. Aloweni F, et al. A randomised controlled trial to evaluate the incremental effectiveness of a prophylactic dressing and fatty acids oil in the prevention of pressure injuries. Wound Practice and Research 2017;25(1):24-34.
  14. Santamaria N, et al. A randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of soft silicone foam multi-layer dressings in the prevention of sacral and heel pressure ulcers in trauma and critically ill patients: the border trial. Int Wound J 2013.
  15. Santamaria N, et al. A randomised controlled trial of the clinical effectiveness of multi-layer silicone foam dressings for the prevention of pressure injuries in high-risk aged care residents: The Border III Trial. International Wound Journal 2018 DOI: 10.1111/iwj.12891.


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