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Mepilex® Border Sacrum all-in-one dressing is the only five-layer foam sacral 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 sacral 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. When used for pressure ulcer prevention, the sacral shape has been refined so you can achieve good coverage of the high-risk sacral area – and it features an improved gluteal seal for maximum protection  .

The enhanced design still includes Safetac® – the original less-pain contact layer with silicone adhesion. So the dressing is comfortable and conforms 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 – by up to 88% – 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 Sacrum


Use Mepilex Border Sacrum for medium-to-high exuding sacral wounds, such as pressure ulcers or surgical excision of pilonidal cysts. The dressing maintains a moist wound environment, which supports debridement, so you might see an initial increase in the wound size. This is normal and to be expected.

Pressure Ulcer Prevention

A recent randomised controlled trial in the USA revealed a statistically significant effect of Mepilex Border Sacrum in reducing the incidence of hospital acquired pressure ulcers – by 88%   You can apply the dressing 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 Sacrum has the ability to impact on 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: the use of dressings as part of a prophylactic therapy does not preclude the need to continue to develop and follow a comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention protocol.

How to use Mepilex Border Sacrum

Step-by-step instructions - initial application

Step-by-step instructions - reapplication


Product details

Ref. No. Description Pieces Per Inner NPC Code PIP Code
282010 Mepilex Border Sacrum 16 x 20 cm 10 ELA1020 407-4399
282410 Mepilex Border Sacrum 22 x 25 cm 10 ELA1021 407-4407
282500 Mepilex Border Sacrum 15 x 15 cm 5 ELA577 366-7532


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