Foam post-op dressing – Mepilex® Border Post-Op

The flexible absorbent all-in-one post-op dressing

Mepilex® Border Post-Op is an all-in-one post-op dressing that effectively absorbs and retains blood and surgical exudates . It is intended for acute wounds, such as surgical wounds, cuts and abrasions. It is optimized for post-op use and blood absorption. The Safetac® layer ensures that the dressing can be changed without damaging the wound or surrounding skin3.

Minimizes incidence of blisters1

Excellent exudate management optimised for post-op wounds2

Minimizes pain and trauma at dressing changes3

Highly flexible pad that promotes patient mobilization4

How to use Mepilex® Border Post-Op

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Mepilex Border Post-Op is designed for exuding wounds. It is intended for acute wounds, such as surgical wounds, cuts and abrasions. It is optimized for post-op use and blood absorption. The Flex technology provides very high flexibility and makes it ideal for use over joints as hips and knees4.

Each dressing size is optimized based on needed absorbency, flexibility and stay-on-ability. Sizes 20 cm and larger has an absorbent pad for highly exuding wounds and the smaller sizes has an absorbent pad for moderate to highly exuding wounds.
 

Frequency of change
Mepilex Border Post-Op may be left in place for several days depending on the condition on the wound and the surrounding skin, or as indicated by accepted clinical practice.

The flexible absorbent all-in-one post-op dressing.

  • Minimizes incidence of blisters
  • Excellent exudate management optimized for post-op wounds
  • Minimizes pain and trauma at dressing change
  • Highly flexible pad that promotes patient mobilization
Benefits
  • Minimises incidence of blisters1
  • Minimises pain and trauma at dressing changes3
  • Excudate wound management optimised for post-op wounds2
  • High flexibility giving excellent conformability and patient mobilisation4
  • Minimise risk of adherence to sutures and staples1
  • Seal wound margins and reduces risk for maceration5, 6, 7
  • Can be lifted and adjusted without losing its adherent properties
  • Wide transparent borders for easy wound area inspection
  • Bacteria and viral barrier (microbes > 25nm)
  • Leaves no residues and low potential for skin irritation and allergy
  • Shower proof

Indications for use

Mepilex® Border Post-Op is designed for exudating wounds. It is intended for acute wounds, such as surgical wounds, cuts and abrasions. It is optimized for post-op use and blood absorption. The flex technology provides high flexibility and makes it ideal for use over joints such as hips and knees.
Each dressing size is optimized for its purpose including absorbency, flexibility and stay-on-ability. Sizes 20 cm and larger have an absorbent pad for highly exudating wounds while the smaller sizes have an absorbent pad for moderate to highly exudating wounds.

Directions for Use:

  1. Gently clease the wound; dry surrounding skin. Open the sterile package and remove the dressing. For best results, Mepilex® Border Post-Op must overlap the wound by 1-2 cm.
  2. Peel off the narrow part of the release film and fixate Mepilex® Border Post-Op to the skin. Do not stretch. Remove the narrow release film completely and then the wider release film.
  3. Fixate the dressing securely in place. Mepilex® Border Post-Op can be left in place for several days depending on the condition of the wound and the surrounding skin, or as indicated by accepted clinical practice.

Mepilex Border Post-Op Instructions

Precautions:

  • In case of signs of clinical infection, consult a health care professional for adequate infection treatment.
  • Do not use on patients with known sensitivity to the dressing or its components.
Prod No Size cm Wound pad size cm Pcs/box Pcs/case
495100 6 x 8 3 x 5 10 80
495200 9 x 10 4.5 x 6 10 70
495300 9 x 15 4.5 x 10 10 100
495400 10 x 20 4.5 x 14.5 10 120
495450 10 x 25 4.5 x 19.5 10 60
495600 10 x 30 4.5 x 24 10 40
495650 10 x 35 4.5 x 29 10 50

Packaged sterile in single packs.

  1. Johansson C. et al. An assessment of a self-adherent, soft silicone dressing in post operative wound care following hip and knee arthroplasty. Poster presentation at EWMA, Brussels, Belgium 2012.
  2. Fluid handling capacity. Mölnlycke Health Care Lab. report 20121101-002. Downloadable from www.molnlycke.com
  3. White R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK, 2008.
  4. Tensile force. Mölnlycke Health Care Lab. report 20121019-004. Downloadable from www.molnlycke.com
  5. Meaume S. et al. A study to compare a new self adherent soft silicone dressing with aself adherent polymer dressing in stage II pressure ulcers. Ostomy Wound Management, 2003.
  6. Feili F et al. Retention capacity. Poster presentation at the EWMA conference, Lisbon, Portugal 2008.
  7. 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.
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