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 minimises 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.

Minimises pain at dressing changes1,2

Minimises 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:


  • Handles up to three times more wound fluid through a combination of increased breathability and excellent absorption
  • Supports optimal moisture balance and reduced dressing change frequency
  • Provides secure contact over entire wound area to prevent pooling of exudate behind the heel


  • Adheres gently to intact skin
  • Does not adhere to moist wound surfaces
  • Stays in place while secondary fixation is applied


  • Does not damage peri-wound area or newly formed granulation tissue
  • Seals around the wound margins to reduce the risk of maceration
  • Increases patient comfort and adherence to treatment


  • Ideal for difficult to dress areas
  • Can be cut to size if required

Indications for use:

  • Heel wounds

Directions for Use:

  1. Gently cleanse the wound; dry surrounding skin. (Mepilex® Heel will not adhere to a moist surface.)
  2. Remove the longer release film and fixate under the foot. Remove the shorter release film and mold the dressing around the heel bringing edges together. (Do not stretch.) Mepilex® Heel should overlap the wound bed by at least 2 cm onto the surrounding skin.
  3. Secure in place. Mepilex® Heel can be held securely in place with a light tubular bandage such as Tubifast® 2-Way Stretch or secured with Mepore® Film or Mefix®.

Mepilex Heel Instructions


  • Mepilex® Heel should not be used with oxidizing agents such as hypochlorite solutions or hydrogen peroxide.
  • Mepilex® Heel should be stored in dry conditions below 35°C (95°F) and be protected from direct sunlight.
  • In case of signs of clinical infection, consult a health care professional for adequate infection treatment.
  • Do not use if inner package is damaged. Sterility is guaranteed if inner package is intact. Do not resterilize.
Product no Size cm Pcs/box Pcs/case
288100 13 x 20 5 25
288300 15 x 22 5 30

Mepilex® Heel is packaged sterile in single packs

  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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