Foam post-op dressing – Mepilex Border Post-Op

The flexible absorbent all-in-one post-op dressing

Mepilex® Border Post-Op is an all-in-one post-op dressing that effectively absorbs and retains blood and surgical exudate. It is intended for acute wounds, such as surgical wounds, cuts and abrasions. It is optimized for post-op use and blood absorption. The Safetac® interface ensures that the dressing can be changed without damaging the wound or surrounding skin3.

Minimizes incidence of blisters1

Excellent exudate management optimized for post-op wounds2

Minimizes pain and trauma at dressing changes3

Highly flexible pad that promotes patient mobility4

How to use Mepilex Border Post-Op

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Mepilex Border Post-Op is designed for exuding wounds. It is intended for acute wounds, such as surgical wounds, cuts and abrasions. It is optimized for post-op use and blood absorption. The Flex technology provides very high flexibility, making it ideal for use over joints, such as hips and knees4.

Each dressing size is optimized based on needed absorbency, flexibility and stay-on-ability. Sizes 20cm and larger have an absorbent pad for highly exuding wounds and the smaller sizes have an absorbent pad for moderate to highly exuding wounds.

Frequency of change

Mepilex Border Post-Op may be left in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound and the surrounding skin, or as indicated by accepted clinical practice.

DMepilex Border Post-Op application guideownload the Mepilex Border Post-Op application guide (669 kB pdf, opens in a new window)

Benefits
  • Minimizes incidence of blisters1
  • Minimizes pain and trauma at dressing changes3
  • Exudate wound management optimized for post-op wounds2
  • High flexibility giving excellent conformability and patient mobility4
  • Minimizes risk of adherence to sutures and staples1
  • Seals wound margins and reduces risk for maceration5,6,7
  • Can be lifted and adjusted without losing its adherent properties
  • Wide transparent borders for easy wound area inspection
  • Bacteria and viral barrier (microbes > 25nm)
  • Leaves no residues and low potential for skin irritation and allergy
  • Shower-proof
  1. Johansson C. et al. An assessment of a self-adherent, soft silicone dressing in post operative wound care following hip and knee arthroplasty. Poster presentation at EWMA, Brussels, Belgium 2012.
  2. Fluid handling capacity. Mölnlycke Health Care Lab. report 20121101-002. Downloadable from www.molnlycke.com
  3. White R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK, 2008.
  4. Tensile force. Mölnlycke Health Care Lab. report 20121019-004. Downloadable from www.molnlycke.com
  5. Meaume S. et al. A study to compare a new self adherent soft silicone dressing with aself adherent polymer dressing in stage II pressure ulcers. Ostomy Wound Management, 2003.
  6. Feili F et al. Retention capacity. Poster presentation at the EWMA conference, Lisbon, Portugal 2008.
  7. 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.
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