Foam post-op dressing – Mepilex Surgical

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

Mepilex® Surgical is an advanced post-operative dressing designed to ensure effective protection of the surgical site, reducing post-op complications which influence costly hospital readmissions1

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Supports early patient mobilisation by being flexible and adhering gently2-5

Reduced dressing-related cost by minimising number of dressing changes2,3  

Helps reduce the risk of surgical site infection (SSI) by minimising the number of dressing changes and peri-wound skin damage, including blistering2-5 

How to use Mepilex Surgical

Mepilex Surgical is an all-in-one post-op dressing that very effecively absorbs and retains surgical exudate. It is intended for acute wounds, such as surgical wounds, cuts and abrasions. It is optimised for post-op use and blood absorption.

The flex-cut core gives high flexibility and very good conformability over joints, such knees or hips, promoting patient mobilisation2-5

Frequency of dressing change

Mepilex Surgical may be left in place for up to 7 days depending on the condition of the wound and the surrounding skin, or as indicated by accepted clinical practice.

Description (size cm)

Ref. No.
Pieces Per
10 x 20
10 x 25
10 x 30
10 x 35

*NHS Supply Chain

  1. Tanner J, Khan D, Aplin C, Ball J, Thomas M, Bankart J. Postdischarge surveillance to identify colorectal surgical site infection rates and related costs. J Hosp Infect 2009.
  2. Zarghooni K. et al. Effect of a modern dressing compared to standard dressings on outcome after primary hip and knee arthroplasty: a prospective, non-randomised controlled study. E-poster, EWMA, London, 2015.
  3. Bredow J. et al. Randomized clinical trial to evaluate performance of fl exible self-adherent absorbent dressing coated with silicone layer after hip, knee or spinal surgery in comparison to standard wound dressing. Poster presentation at 5th Congress of the WUWHS, Florence, Italy, 2016.
  4. Van Overschelde P. et al. A randomised controlled trial comparing two wound dressings used after elective hip and knee arthroplasty. Poster presentation at 5th Congress of the WUWHS, Florence, Italy, 2016.
  5. Johansson C. et al. Preventing post-operative blisters following hip and knee arthroplasty. Wounds International, 2012. 
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