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Mepilex® Border Sacrum construction is unique1

Unlike other dressings, the proprietary Mepilex® Border Sacrum design is the ONLY dressing with Deep Defense™ technology, providing an optimal balance of strength and flexibility, that not only allows the dressing to provide optimal protection against shear in combination with other extrinsic factors but also maintain its protective properties throughout its wear time.1,2

                                                                 Deep Defense - strength and flexibility



Pre-clinical peer reviewed research publications

Call E, Pedersen J, Bill B, Black J, Alves P, Brindle CT, Dealey C, Santamaria N, Clark M. Enhancing pressure ulcer prevention using wound dressings: what are the modes of action? International Wound Journal 2013;doi:10.1111/iwj.12123.

Call E, Pedersen J, Bill B, Oberg C, Ferguson-Pell, M. Microclimate impact of prophylactic dressings using in vitro body analog method. WOUNDS 2013;25(4):94-103.
de Wert LA, Schoonhoven L, Stegen JHCH, Piatkowski AA, van der Hulst RR, Bouvy ND. Improving the effect of shear on skin viability with wound dressings. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 2016.
Levy A, Ben-Or Frank M, Gefen A. The biomechanical efficacy of dressings in preventing heel ulcers. Journal of Tissue Viability 2015;
Levy A, Gefen A. Computer modeling studies to assess whether a prophylactic dressing reduces the risk for deep tissue injury in the heels of supine patients with diabetes. Ostomy Wound Management 2016;62(4):42-52.
Miller SK, Sharma N, Aberegg LC, Blasiole KN, Fulton JA. Analysis of the pressure distribution qualities of a silicone border foam dressing. Journal of Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing 2015;42(4):346-351.

Pre-clinical research posters

Bill B, Pedersen J, Call E, Oberg C. Wound dressing shear test method (bench) providing results equivalent to humans. Poster presentation at the 13th Annual European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Meeting, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2010.

Call E, Pederson J, Baker L, et al. Characterization of wound dressings physical properties and their potential impact on prevention of ulceration. Poster presentation at the 13th Annual European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Meeting, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2010.
Call E, Pederson J, Bill B. In vitro comparison of the prophylactic properties of two leading commercially available wound dressings. Poster presentation at Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall,  Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2012.
Call E, Pederson J, Bill B. et al. Wound dressings, measuring the microclimate they create. Poster presentation at the 14th Annual European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Meeting, Oporto, Portugal, 2011.
Levy A, Schwartz D, Gefen A. Multilayered prophylactic dressings are biomechanically effective provided that they are adequately designed. E-poster presentation at European Wound Management Association conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2017.



  1. Alten. Finite element analysis studying the effect of different prevention dressings on protecting soft tissues from high stresses and deformation. Ref No. 001. Data on file. 2017.
  2. Molnlycke Health Care report: GMCS/2017/102/V4. Results of literature search for peer-reviewed journal articles and conference posters relating to dressings for pressure injury prevention (September 2017). Data on file.
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