Mepilex Border Flex

Flexible bordered foam dressing

Mepilex® Border Flex is our latest innovation in wound care dressings. 

Flex Technology – innovation that matters

Cutting-edge Flex Technology enables 360° stretch, thanks to patent-pending Y-cuts in the retention and spreading layers. So you can trust Mepilex Border Flex to stay where needed – and for longer, compared to other dressings1,2,3,*. The advanced 5-layer design conforms to the body – even in difficult-to-dress locations – adapting to everyday movements.

Mepilex Border Flex 5-layers

5. Exudate Progress Monitor - to track exudate spread we’ve added a dot pattern on the backing film – the unique Exudate Progress Monitor – so you can easily track and record fluid as it spreads, without disturbing the wound4.

Improved exudate management

Exudate management demands a holistic approach. All five layers work together in optimal balance by transporting and retaining fluid, while keeping the wound bed moist5.

Mepilex Border Flex takes fluid handling to a new level. The Safetac® wound contact layer, the three separate core layers and the backing film are each designed for specific tasks.

4. The retention layer contains over 40% more superabsorbent fibres than Mepilex® Border, enabling it to manage both normal and viscous exudate – locking fluid away so the dressing can continue to work5. In conjunction with the highly breathable backing film, this layer also contributes to the dressing’s high moisture vapour transmission rate5.

3. The spreading layer distributes fluid over a wide surface area to maximize fluid transport to the retention layer and backing film6.

2. The foam layer absorbs fluid and transports it to the spreading layer7.

1. Safetac® wound contact layer - We invented Safetac – the original soft silicone adhesive layer. For less painful dressing changes8 and reduced risk of maceration 9,10. It’s easy to handle – and you can remove the dressing without damaging the skin9,10. Safetac also protects new tissue – so wounds remain undisturbed to support natural healing9,10,11.

*on knees and elbows

Flex Technology provides excellent flexibility12 and conformability to avoid early detachment1. Proven to handle more fluid than other all-in-one foam dressings13

Reduces pressure at skin level by up to 70% compared to Allevyn® Life14

Test shows that Mepilex Border Flex traps exudate containing bacteria more effectively than Sorbact® Foam Gentle Border15

Exudate Progress Monitor lets you track and record fluid4, potentially avoiding excess dressing changes

For use on a wide range of exuding chronic and acute wounds16

When to use Mepilex Border Flex

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You can use Mepilex Border Flex for a wide range of exuding wounds such as leg and foot ulcers, and traumatic wounds such as skin tears.

  1. Alten. Comparison of Mepilex Border Flex dressing and Mepilex Border dressing in wet condition. Report no. PD-530246. 18 January 2017. Data on file
  2. ProDerm. Assessment of wearing properties of wound dressings on the knees. Report no. PD-535012. 22 August 2016. Data on file.
  3. ProDerm. Assessment of wearing properties of wound dressings on the elbows. Report no. PD-535013. 22 August 2016. Data on file.
  4. Molnlycke Health Care. Mepilex Border Flex– Estimation of spreading area using dot pattern on backing film. Report no. PD-528872. Data on file.
  5. Molnlycke Health Care. Mepilex Border Flex – Absorption and dispersion tests on inclined plane, viscous test solution. Report no. PD-528871. Data on file.
  6. Molnlycke Health Care. Mepilex Border Flex – Spreading layer spreads fluid evenly across the surface. Report no. PD-528874. Data on file.
  7. Molnlycke Health Care. Mepilex Border Flex - Fluid handling capacity. Report no. PD-527642. Data on file. 
  8. White, R. A multinational survey of the assessment of pain when removing dressings. Wounds UK 2008;4(1):14-22.
  9. Woo, K., Coutts, P.M., Price, P., Harding, K., Sibbald, R.G. A randomised crossover investigation of pain at dressing change comparing 2 foam dressings Advances in Skin and Wound Care 2009;22(7):304-310.
  10. Meaume, S., Van De Looverbosch, D., Heyman, H., Romanelli, M., Ciangherotti, A., Charpin, S. 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;49(9):44-52.
  11. Rippon, M., Davies, P., White, R., Taking the trauma out of wound care: the importance of undisturbed healing. Journal of Wound Care 2012; 21 (8): 359-368.
  12. Molnlycke Health Care. Mepilex Border Flex -Conformability Report no. PD-528870. Data on file.
  13. Alten. Comparison of Mepilex Border Flex dressing and Allevyn Life dressing in wet condition. Report no. PD-529747. 2 May 2017. Data on file.
  14. Molnlycke Health Care. Mepilex Border Flex- Bacteria encapsulation. Report no. PD-537072. Data on file.
  15. Mepilex Border Flex Instructions for Use. Data on file.

 

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