Is it Safe?
SpaceOAR™ Hydrogel was FDA-cleared in April 2015. The hydrogel that temporarily creates space between the prostate and the rectum, remains in place during the course of radiation treatments. It is made up of two liquids that, when combined, form a soft gel material mostly made of water. It is naturally absorbed into the body and removed through urine in about six months.
What Are the Risks?
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: