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Preventing post operative blistering

Preventing post operative blistering is a multi faceted issue however some of the following aspects may help to prevent it:

  • Correct dressing choice
  • Correct dressing application procedures
  • Limiting removal episodes

'Selecting the right dressing for post operative wounds can prevent blistering, maceration and the risk of infection. Ideally, the dressing should be permeable, waterproof, transparent, absorbent and flexible enough to withstand joint movement'  


Mepilex® Surgical has been clinically demonstrated to help minimise post operative blistering in hip and knee arthroplasty patients. A number of health care practitioners have now added the use of Mepilex Surgical to their post operative management protocols and have documented the impact:



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