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Five-layer foam sacral dressing

Mepilex Border Sacrum

Five-layer foam dressing for pressure ulcer prevention and management of sacral wounds

Mepilex® Border Sacrum features proprietary Deep Defense™ technology, providing an optimal balance of strength and flexibility. Each of the unique five layers serves a specific purpose in pressure ulcer prevention, adding to the dressing's strength, durability and absorbency.   No other dressing on the market exhibits these same properties – or the published, peer-reviewed results – in pressure ulcer prevention.  

Only Mepilex Border dressings have over 80 evidence pieces to support their effectiveness in preventing pressure ulcers.    The cost effectiveness of Mepilex Border Sacrum is supported by several clinical studies, including real-world  health economic evidence showing a $77 reduction in per patient treatment costs in a cohort of 1.03m patients.  

When used for management of wounds, Mepilex Border Sacrum effectively absorbs and retains exudate and maintains a moist wound environment for optimal healing.    The Safetac® technology layer seals the wound edges, preventing exudate leakage onto the surrounding skin which minimizes the risk of maceration. The Safetac technology layer allows the dressing to be changed without damaging the wound or surrounding skin, or exposing the patient to additional pain. 

  • Proven to prevent pressure ulcers – by up to 88% – when used as part of a comprehensive pressure ulcer prevention protocol    
  • Mepilex Border dressings Proprietary Deep Defense Technology* addresses the key factor responsible for pressure ulcers, protecting against the extrinsic forces of pressure, shear and friction and managing microclimate    
  • Safetac technology reduces the risk of maceration  and minimizes pain during dressing changes    

  • Excellent fluid-handling capacity and retention  

*Deep Defense TechnologyTM is a trademark used by Mölnlycke.


Further product information

When to use Mepilex Border Sacrum

Pressure Ulcer Prevention

Prophylactic dressings used as part of a pressure ulcer prevention protocol have been shown to offer significant benefits and are supported by international guidelines.   Mepilex Border is the only 5-layer foam prevention dressing with 5 randomized clinical trials (RCTs) demonstrating the isolated effect of the dressing in preventing pressure ulcers.   The dressing can be applied prophylactically in emergency departments, intensive care units, the OR and at other points along the care continuum when the patient is determined to be at risk.

When looking at the risk factors for pressure ulcers, both intrinsic and extrinsic factors must be considered. General health, nutritional status, skin moisture, age and history of previous pressure ulcers are some of the key intrinsic components that affect the risk for a patient developing pressure ulcers. Extrinsic factors include pressure, friction, shear, and 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.

Wound Management

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.

How to apply Mepilex Border Sacrum

Product details

Product code Size Pcs/box Pcs/case
282055 6.3" x 7.9" (16 x 20 cm)  10  50 
282455  8.7" x 9.8 (22 x 25 cm)   10  40 

Packed sterile in single packs


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