Mepilex® Border Heel

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

This all-in-one dressing design also creates an optimal healing environment for managing moderate- highly-exuding wounds on the heel. It effectively 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 skin inspection. 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 moulds softly to skin without sticking to the moist wound – 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 
  • Excellent fluid-handling capacity and retention 
  • Reduces risk of maceration

*Deep Defense TechnologyTM is a trademark used by Mölnlycke.

Comes in sizes 22 x 23 cm and 18.5 x 24 cm.

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.

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