Illustration of SpaceOAR Hydrogel

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SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel



Use the content below to educate patients on SpaceOAR Hydrogel:


SpaceOAR Hydrogel Description

SpaceOAR Hydrogel is an option for men who undergo radiation treatment for prostate cancer. It acts as a spacer providing space between the rectum and the prostate, reducing radiation exposure to the rectum. It is injected into place prior to the start of radiation treatment. Patients may be awake or asleep under general anesthesia for the procedure. SpaceOAR Hydrogel remains stable during radiation therapy and then is gradually absorbed by the body after radiation therapy has been completed.



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SpaceOAR Hydrogel Short Clip
Patient Infographic Video
Patient Pre-procedural Video
Patient Whiteboard Video



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Opciones de Tratamiento del Cáncer de Próstata - Boston Scientific
Procedimiento de SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel (Animado)
Opciones de Tratamiento del Cáncer de Próstata - Boston Scientific (con subtitulos)
Procedimiento de SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel (Animado) (con subtitulos)
SpaceOAR Patient Testimonial, Henry (Spanish subtitles)
Dr. James Gray’s experience with SpaceOAR Hydrogel (Spanish subtitles)

Caution: U.S. Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

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. Products shown for INFORMATION purposes only and may not be approved or for sale in certain countries. Please check availability with your local sales representative or customer service.SpaceOAR is 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 Hydrogel to reduce the radiation dose delivered to the anterior rectum.

As with any medical treatment, there are some risks involved with the use of SpaceOAR Hydrogel. Potential complications associated with SpaceOAR Hydrogel include, but are not limited to: pain associated with SpaceOAR Hydrogel injection; pain or discomfort associated with SpaceOAR Hydrogel; needle penetration of the bladder, prostate, rectal wall, rectum or urethra; injection of SpaceOAR Hydrogel into the bladder, prostate, rectal wall, rectum or urethra; local inflammatory reactions; infection; injection of air, fluid or SpaceOAR Hydrogel intravascularly; urinary retention; rectal mucosal damage, ulcers, necrosis; bleeding; and rectal urgency.