Urethral Bulking involves the injection of a soft hydrogel, like Bulkamid, into 3 or 4 locations in the sub-mucosal tissue of the urethral wall using a small telescope. The volume of each injection is around 2mls which is similar to the size of a pea.
Bulkamid aims to restore the natural closing pressure of the urethra by adding volume to the urethral tissue, preventing urine from leaking out unintentionally during normal daily activities (e.g. when coughing, laughing, walking or exercising).
Urethral bulking using Bulkamid® has become an important option for patients asking for minimally invasive treatments of SUI. The injection procedure is normally performed under local anaesthesia and involves three small deposits of Bulkamid® Hydrogel Urethral Bulking Agent being injected into the wall of the urethra to improve the closing mechanism helping to prevent leakage from the bladder.
Short procedure Urethral bulking takes around 10 – 15 minutes and is usually done in day surgery or out-patient clinic with a local anaesthetic.
No Incisions A series of small injections are used. Patients may feel a sting, however, no cuts are made.
Quick recovery In most cases patients can get back to their normal activities within a day.
Polyacrylamide hydrogel, consisting of 2.5% cross-linked polyacrylamide and 97.5% water
Biocompatible – fully accepted by the host tissue
Homogenous – no micro particles to induce inflammatory reactions
No immunogenicity – no allergic reactions
Visco-elastic properties – maintains tissue elasticity and the bulking effect without tissue hardening
Total tissue integration – maintains volume and stays in place over time
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