Foam dressings – Mepilex® Heel

Soft and conformable foam dressing for wounds on the heel

Mepilex® Heel is a shaped foam dressing, designed for heels and typically used on pressure ulcers. Mepilex Heel minimises pain and wound or skin damage at dressing change1,2. Mepilex Heel is soft and conformable and will easily and comfortably fit the heel3,4.

Minimises pain at dressing changes1,2

Minimises the risk of maceration5,6,7

Effective exudate management7,8

Shaped especially for the heel

When to use Mepilex Heel

Introduction to Safetac

Learn more about Safetac

(mm:ss)

Mepilex Heel is an absorbent heel dressing – designed for a wide range of medium to highly exuding wounds. Whether applied to the heel or malleolus, Mepilex Heel effectively absorbs which minimises the risk of maceration. With the Safetac® technology adhesive, Mepilex Heel can be removed with less risk of trauma to the wound or surrounding skin. The Safetac technology also prevents Mepilex Heel from sticking to the wound bed yet adheres gently to the surrounding skin allowing easy application of secondary fixation. When necessary, secure Mepilex Heel with Tubifast Fixation

Use Mepilex Heel:

  1. White R. A Multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK, 2008.
  2. Dykes PJ et al. Effect of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of the skin. Journal of Wound Care, 2001.
  3. Data on file : PD-131052, PD-005010, PD-030039, PD-068363, PD-133408, PD-275474
  4. Young MJ, Robbie J Management of the diabetic foot: A guide to the assessment and management of diabetic foot ulcers, The Diabetic Foot, 2002 5(3)
  5. Wiberg A.B et al. Preventing maceration with a soft silicone dressing: in-vitro evaluations. Poster presented at the 3rd Congress of the WUWHS, Toronto, Canada, 2008.
  6. Meaume S. et al. A study to compare a new self adherent soft silicone dressing with a self adherent polymer dressing in stage II pressure ulcers. Ostomy Wound Management, 2003.
  7. Feili F et al. Retention capacity. Poster presentation at the EWMA conference, Lisbon, Portugal 2008.
  8. External in vitro lab report : SMTL 20090625-002
  9. Upton D et al. The Impact of Atraumatic Vs Conventional Dressings on Pain and Stress in Patients with Chronic Wounds. Journal of Wound Care, 2012.
Share this

Related products

Mepilex<sup>&reg;</sup>
Mepilex®

Mepilex is a foam dressing suitable for a wide range of wounds like venous...

Mepilex<sup>&reg;</sup> Ag
Mepilex® Ag

Mepilex Ag is a foam dressing for medium exuding chronic or acute wounds...

Tubifast™ with 2-Way Stretch ...
Tubifast™ with 2-Way Stretch ...

Mölnlycke HealthCare’s New Tubifast™ 2-Way Stretch Technology® is the world’s...

Learn more

How to use Mepilex Heel

How to use Mepilex Heel Always clean the wound prior to applying a dressing....

Diabetic foot ulcers - prevention and treatment

Diabetes is an ever- increasing condition and a massive 439 million may...

Venous leg ulcers – Prevention and treatment

Leg ulcers are a major health and healthcare problem, affecting people...

Mepilex® Border Flex
Mepilex® Border Flex

Mepilex® Border Flex is an all-in-one foam dressing designed for challenging...

Mepilex® Border Heel
Mepilex® Border Heel

Mepilex® Border Heel is an all-in-one foam dressing specifically designed...

Mepilex® Border Post-Op
Mepilex® Border Post-Op

Mepilex® Border Post-Op is an all-in-one post-op dressing that effectively...

Lyofoam® Max
Lyofoam® Max

Soft, conformable and comfortable — Lyofoam® Max is designed for the management...

Mepilex® Border Lite
Mepilex® Border Lite

Mepilex® Border Lite is a thin all-in-one foam dressing with Safetac® technology...

Mepilex® Border Sacrum
Mepilex® Border Sacrum

Mepilex® Border Sacrum is an all-in-one foam dressing proven to minimize...

Mepilex® Lite
Mepilex® Lite

Mepilex® Lite is a thin foam dressing for low exuding acute and chronic...

Mepilex®
Mepilex®

Mepilex is a foam dressing suitable for a wide range of wounds like venous...

Mepilex® Border
Mepilex® Border

Mepilex® Border is an all-in-one foam dressing proven to minimise patient...