Bulkamid is a homogenous hydrophilic gel consisting of 2.5% polyacrylamide and 97.5% water, which allows in-growth and proliferation of blood vessels originating from the periurethral tissue.
Mature network (tissue-red, polyacrylamide-blue)
14 months after injection
The bulking effect is directly dependent on the volume injected. As an integrated part of surrounding tissue the polyacrylamide hydrogel retains its bulking effect and visco-elasticity over time.
Incontinence: The urine passes unhindered from bladder to urethra
3-4 gel deposits are injected into the sub-mucosal tissue of the urethral wall
The bulking effect prevents urine to pass by supporting the closing mechanism
The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia with endoscopic control using the Bulkamid® Urethral Bulking System (see below). The patient is discharged after first normal voiding and the doctor will advise on any possible absence from work and resumption of everyday physical activities