Illustration of SpaceOAR Hydrogel

Product & Procedure

SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel



How SpaceOAR Hydrogel Works

SpaceOAR Hydrogel is designed to help reduce the radiation dose delivered to the rectum during prostate cancer radiation treatments.
When treating prostate cancer patients with radiation therapy, the goal is to destroy the cancer cells while avoiding damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.


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Anatomy without SpaceOAR Hydrogel

Due to the close proximity between the rectum and the prostate, radiation therapy can unintentionally cause rectal toxicity.

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Anatomy with SpaceOAR Hydrogel

The hydrogel spacer is designed to temporarily position the anterior rectal wall away from the prostate.

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SpaceOAR Hydrogel with radiation therapy

SpaceOAR Hydrogel is shown to help reduce the radiation dose planned to be delivered to the rectum during prostate cancer radiotherapy.1





The chemistry of SpaceOAR Hydrogel





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Peri-rectal implantation

Pre-implant space
 

Pre-implant space

3-month persistence
 

3-month persistence

12-month absorption
 

12-month absorption

 
 

 T2-weighted MRI of a SpaceOAR Hydrogel patient



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Whether you're looking to get started with SpaceOAR Hydrogel or have general questions about the product, procedure or clinical data, our team is here to help.

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See how SpaceOAR Hydrogel is placed



Perirectal spacers are recommended as a pre-treatment option within the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®)*





Learn how these physicians are implanting SpaceOAR Hydrogel



Dr. Juan Montoya

 

Urologist Dr. Juan Montoya, President, The Urology Center of Colorado (TUCC), demonstrates the application technique of SpaceOAR Hydrogel.


Dr. Marcio Fagundes

 

Radiation Oncologist Dr. Marcio Fagundes, Medical Director and Vice Chair, Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida, demonstrates the technique to inject SpaceOAR Hydrogel between the prostate and rectum through a transperineal approach.




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*Referenced with permission from the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Guideline Name V.2.2020. © National Comprehensive Cancer Network, Inc. 2020. All rights reserved. Accessed July 8, 2020. To view the most recent and complete version of the guideline, go online to NCCN.org.

References

  1. Mariados N, Sylvester J, Shah D, et al. Hydrogel spacer prospective multicenter randomized controlled pivotal trial: dosimetric and clinical effects ofperirectal spacer application in men undergoing prostate image guided intensity modulated radiation therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Aug 1;92(5):971-7.
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CAUTION: The law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician. Indications, contraindications, warnings and instructions for use can be found in the product labeling supplied with each device. Information for use only in countries with applicable health authority registrations. This material not intended for use in France.
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SpaceOAR and SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogels are intended to temporarily position the anterior rectal wall away from the prostate during radiotherapy for prostate cancer and in creating this space it is the intent of SpaceOAR and SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogels to reduce the radiation dose delivered to the anterior rectum.
Prior to using these devices, please review the Instructions for Use for a complete listing of indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and potential adverse events.
As with any medical treatment, there are some risks involved with the use of SpaceOAR and SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogels. Potential complications associated with SpaceOAR and SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogels include, but are not limited to: pain associated with SpaceOAR and SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogels injection; pain or discomfort associated with SpaceOAR and SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogels; needle penetration of the bladder, prostate, rectal wall, rectum or urethra; injection of SpaceOAR and SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogels into the bladder, prostate, rectal wall, rectum or urethra; local inflammatory reactions; infection; injection of air, fluid or SpaceOAR and SpaceOAR Vue Hydrogels intravascularly; urinary retention; rectal mucosal damage, ulcers, necrosis; bleeding; and rectal urgency. URO-989811-AA
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