Allevyn Gentle Border Heel dressing has an advanced triple-layered construction which combines an absorbent hydrocellular pad sandwiched between a perforated silicone gel adhesive wound contact layer and a highly permeable waterproof outer film. The heel is the second most common site for a pressure ulcer (deubitus ulcers)1 after the sacrum. Allevyn Gentle Border Heel has a unique shaped design with the large upper lobes extending to cover the malleolus, the boney prominences of the ankle, providing wound management to the area and extra cushioning and protection. Allevyn Gentle Border Heel contributes to a pressure relieving protocol when used in conjunction with pressure relieving devices. Features Mode of Action: The advanced triple-layered construction of Allevyn Gentle Border Heel facilitates dynamic fluid management to provide the optimal moist wound environment which leads to the promotion of faster healing and reduced risk of maceration. The wound contact surface of Allevyn Gentle Border Heel is coated with a gentle silicone adhesive layer that ensures atraumatic removal at dressing changes. Allevyn Gentle Border Heel can be lifted and repositioned without losing its adherent properties. Allevyn Gentle Border Heel is easy to fit and can be left in place without the need for secondary retention, conforming well to the complex contours of the heel. Indications Wound management by secondary intention on shallow, granulating wounds, chronic and acute exudative wounds, full and partial thickness wounds such as: Pressure ulcers Leg ulcers Diabetic foot ulcers Infected wounds Malignant wounds Surgical wounds First and second degree burns Donor sites Skin tears Fungating ulcers Allevyn Gentle Border Heel can be used in conjunction with Intrasite Gel for necrotic or sloughy wounds. Allevyn Gentle Border Heel is suitable for use on fragile skin. Contraindications / Precautions Precautions: Do not use ALLEVYN Gentle Border Heel dressing with oxidising agents such as hypochlorite solutions (e.g. EUSOL) or hydrogen peroxide, as these can break down the absorbent polyurethane component of the dressing If reddening or sensitisation occur, discontinue use.