Foam dressings Mepilex XT

Mepilex XT

Mepilex® XT is a conformable foam dressing with unique integrated exudate channels. Mepilex XT is able to manage even thick, viscous exudate1 and achieve twenty six percent longer wear times than other foam dressings2; Mepilex XT is changing what foams can do.

Independently proven to handle more exudate than other foams3,4,5 delivering 26% longer wear times2

Even absorbs viscous wound exudate1, particularly recommended for exuding foot or leg ulcers

Reduces dressing changes: 98% of patients didn't need a daily dressing change, compared to 82% for other foams2

Suitable for exuding, sloughy, granulating or epithelialising wounds6

Why Mepilex XT?



We know that exuding wounds are a tough challenge for patients - but also for you. From a survey of 1,500 clinicians around the world eighty percent felt that viscous exudate had an impact on dressing wear time and that wound enlargement or delay to healing were associated challenges7.

Until now, foams have not been able to manage this type of exudate, making the comfort and convenience of these dressings unavailable to many patients who need it most.

Our infographic highlights some more key results relating to clinicians' views on managing viscous wound exudate.

Longer wear time with Mepilex XT

Mepilex XT is proven to have a twenty-six percent longer average wear time than other foams2 meaning that fewer dressing changes are needed. Treating 100 patients with Mepilex XT compared to another foam dressing could equate to eighty fewer dressing changes per week. A study of over 1000 patients showed ninety-eight percent of patients treated with Mepilex XT required fewer dressing changes, compared to only eighty-two percent with other foam dressings2.

Mepilex XT infographic

When to use Mepilex XT

Mepilex XT is designed to be used on a wide range of exuding healing stages, including sloughy wounds. The Safetac interface helps protect granulating and epithelialising wounds, offering greater comfort and less pain for the patient during dressing changes6.

Mepilex XT is an effective solution for a wide variety of acute and chronic wounds, but particularly leg and foot ulcers. Download our clinical case study: Venous leg Ulcers: Mepilex XT supports healing  

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  1. Mölnlycke Health Care data on file, report 20130104-004.
  2. Frenthoff E., What is the patient perspective? Oral presentation at EWMA, Bremen 2016
  3. SMTL Fluid Handling Capacity report 10/3299/1.
  4. SMTL Fluid Handling Capacity report 09/3104/1.
  5. SMTL Fluid Handling Capacity report 15/4962/1.
  6. Lantin A. et al., Use of a new foam dressing with soft silicone in German specialist wound care centres. E-poster presentation at European Wound Management Association conference, London, UK, 2015.
  7. Bond E., Insights into high-viscous exudate – results of an international survey. Wounds Intl. 2015; 6(2): 11-13.
  • Absorbs both low and high viscosity fluid3-6
  • Minimises the risk of maceration7, 8
  • Can be used on all exuding wound healing stages3
  • Designed to minimize trauma and pain at dressing change3
  • Can remain in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound
  • Can be cut to size
  • Can be used under compression
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