Foam dressings  Mepilex Heel

Soft and conformable foam dressing for wounds on the heel

Mepilex® Heel is a shaped foam dressing, designed for heels and typically used on pressure ulcers. Mepilex Heel minimizes pain and wound or skin damage at dressing change1,2. Mepilex Heel is soft and conformable and will easily and comfortably fit the heel3,4.

Minimizes pain at dressing changes1,2

Minimizes the risk of maceration5,6,7

Effective exudate management7,8

Shaped especially for the heel

When to use Mepilex Heel

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Mepilex Heel is an absorbent heel dressing – designed for a wide range of medium to highly exuding wounds. Whether applied to the heel or malleolus, Mepilex Heel effectively absorbs, which minimizes the risk of maceration. With its Safetac® interface, Mepilex Heel can be removed with less risk of trauma to the wound or surrounding skin. Safetac also prevents Mepilex Heel from sticking to the wound bed yet adheres gently to the surrounding skin allowing easy application of secondary fixation. When necessary, secure Mepilex Heel with Tubifast™ fixation

Use Mepilex Heel:

  1. White R. A Multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK, 2008.
  2. Dykes PJ et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care, 2001.
  3. Data on file: PD-131052, PD-005010, PD-030039, PD-068363, PD-133408, PD-275474.
  4. Young MJ, Robbie J Management of the diabetic foot: A guide to the assessment and management of diabetic foot ulcers, The Diabetic Foot, 2002 5(3).
  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. 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 Management, 2003.
  7. Feili F et al. Retention capacity. Poster presentation at the EWMA conference, Lisbon, Portugal 2008.
  8. External in vitro lab report : SMTL 20090625-002.
  9. 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.
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