Mepilex Border Flex is designed to stay secure on the more challenging areas of the body. Its oval shape was created to allow the dressing to adapt to the contours of the body, thereby distributing forces on its borders* in order to minimise pealing and increase the dressing’s ability to stay in place. In combination with flex technology (perforations in the absorbent pad), this allows for the dressing to stretch and conform1,10, which especially is beneficial when the body moves, on challenging locations such as joints and bendable areas.
Mepilex Border Flex is designed for treating pressure ulcers, foot ulcers and leg ulcers. Its 5-layer, absorbent pad structure with Safetac technology absorbs and retains exudate, keeping the wound environment moist while sealing the wound margins, so that exudate does not spread to the surrounding skin5,6,7. This creates optimal conditions for healing and wound closure.
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 escaping3,7. This protects the newly formed tissue and promotes natural healing benefitting both patients and healthcare organisations alike by minimising trauma and pain3,8,9, allowing for optimised healing, which will result in lower costs.
*As shown in vitro.