Mepilex® Border Post-Op
All-in-one post-op dressing with extra flexibility for patient mobility.
Mepilex® Border Post-Op dressing is extra-conformable and easy to use for surgical wounds, cuts and abrasions. It's self-adherent, thanks to Safetac® – the original less-pain contact layer with silicone adhesion. It's designed to mould softly to skin without sticking to the moist wound 1. So you can remove it easily without damaging the skin 2 3 4.
The absorbent pad has Flex technology for extra flexibility – so you can rely on it for treating joints such as hips and knees 2 3 4 – to support early patient mobility. The design is highly absorbent 5, to reduce dressing change frequency 3 4.
Your team can include Mepilex Border Post-Op dressings in your customised Mölnlycke Procedure Trays – for even more efficiency gains.
- Helps reduce the risk of surgical site infections 2 3 4 5
- Supports early patient mobilisation 3 2 4
- Can help you reduce dressing-related costs 3 2
- Less pain during dressing change 2 3 4
- Doesn’t stick to the wound 1
When to use Mepilex Border Post-Op
You can use Mepilex Border Post-Op for exuding acute wounds such as surgical wounds, cuts and abrasions. The design is specifically suited to post-op use for surgical wounds and blood absorption. The Flex technology makes it very conformable – ideal for surgical wounds over joints such as hips and knees 2 3 4.
We’ve sized each dressing based on the absorbency you will need, plus flexibility and stay-on-ability. Sizes 20 cm and larger have an absorbent pad made for highly-exuding wounds. The smaller sizes have an absorbent pad for moderate- to highly-exuding wounds. All Mepilex Border Post-Op have the same, highly-absorbent pad.
Frequency of change
You can leave Mepilex Border Post-Op in place for up to seven days, depending on the condition of your patient’s wound and the surrounding skin; or as indicated by your organisational procedures or accepted clinical practice.
- White R. Evidence for atraumatic soft silicone wound dressing use. Wounds UK. 2005;1(3):104-109.
- Bredow J, et al. Randomized clinical trial to evaluate the performance of a flexible self-adherent absorbent dressing coated with a soft silicone layer after hip, knee or spinal surgery in comparison to standard wound dressing. Poster presentation at the 5th Congress of WUWHS, Florence, Italy, 25-29 Sep 2016.
- Zarghooni K, et al. Effect of a modern dressing compared to standard dressings on outcome after primary hip and knee arthroplasty: a prospective, non-randomised controlled study. E-poster presentation at EWMA Conference. London, UK, 13-15 May 2015.
- Van Overschelde P, et al. A randomised controlled trial comparing two wound dressings used after elective hip and knee arthroplasty. Poster presentation at the 5th Congress of WUWHS, Florence, Italy, 25-29 Sep, 2016.
- Feili F, et al. Blood absorption capacity of post-operative wound dressings. Poster presentation at the 5th Congress of WUWHS, Florence, Italy, 25-29 Sep 2016.