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Mepilex® Border Heel dressing is the only five-layer foam heel dressing with proprietary Deep Defense Technology® – proven to prevent pressure ulcers when used in conjunction with other standard prevention protocols       .

The dressing can also be used for managing moderate- to high- exuding wounds of the heel area. It absorbs and retains exudate    and it balances moisture properly avoiding the risk of maceration    .

This recently-launched enhanced design includes new handling tabs and thicker borders, allowing easier application and patient checking  . The heel shape has been refined for good coverage of the high-risk heel area and the malleoli.

The enhanced design still includes Safetac® – the original less-pain contact layer with silicone adhesion. So the dressing is comfortable and confirms to the patients anatomy    – you can remove it easily without damaging the skin    . That means less pain for your patients .

  • Proven to prevent pressure ulcers – when used with other standard prevention protocols    
  • Proprietary Deep Defense Technology protects against the extrinsic forces - pressure, shear and friction; and manages micro-climate, the key factors responsible for pressure ulcers          
  • Mepilex Border with Safetac technology minimises pain during dressing changes  .
  • Good fluid handling capacity and retention    
  • Reduces risk of maceration     

Further product information

When to use Mepilex Border Heel


Mepilex® Border Heel is specifically designed to fit the heel. The five-layer absorbent foam structure effectively manages exudate and the wound environment. So you can use it in the treatment of exuding wounds such as pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, heel ulcers, traumatic wounds, and other secondary healing wounds.

Pressure ulcer prevention

Mepilex Border Heel has been proven to prevent pressure ulcers . You can apply the dressings prophylactically for at-risk patients , such as the immobile, those with poor skin perfusion and impaired skin condition, in emergency rooms, in intensive care, or before and during long surgical interventions. Scientific studies have demonstrated that Mepilex Border Heel has the ability to impact four extrinsic factors that can contribute to developing pressure ulcers: by minimising and redistributing shear, redistributing pressure, reducing friction and maintaining an optimal microclimate .

Note: using dressings as a prophylactic therapy does not replace the need for a comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention protocol.

How to use Mepilex Border Heel

Watch how to easily apply Mepilex Border Heel to help you achieve the best result for your patient.

Step-by-step instructions - initial application

Step-by-step instructions: reapplication



Product details

Ref. No. Description Pieces Per Inner NPC Code PIP Code
282710 Mepilex Border Heel 22 x 23 cm 10 ELA1019 -
283250 Mepilex Border Heel 18.5 x 24 cm 5 ELA651 383-1617


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