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 minimizes 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.

Minimizes pain at dressing changes1,2

Minimizes the risk of maceration5,6,7

Effective exudate management7,8

Shaped especially for the heel

When to use Mepilex Heel



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:

  • For exuding wounds on the heel or malleolus
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Less painful and less stressful care for your patient9

Product code

5˝ x 8˝ (13 x 20 cm)

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DISCLAIMER:  This document is not a complete guide on all matters related to reimbursement, nor does Mölnlycke Health Care guarantee that its use will result in payment for services.  This information is subject to change over time, and may be incorrect at any time following publication.  The reader is encouraged to independently verify data and confirm the applicability of any coding or billing practice with applicable payers prior to submitting claims.  The reader is solely responsible for compliance with applicable laws.

  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.
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