Spine Innovations is the newly created spine company which took over all spine business of FH Ortho. Since the change of ownership of FH Ortho on October 30, 2020, Spine Innovations became totally independant from its past parent company.
It is over 25 years since the project started with the idea of Prof Raymond Roy-Camille to develop a lumbar disc prosthesis. After 10 years of research and development, the first LP-ESP has been implanted in 2004 at the university hospital of La Pitié Salpêtrière in Paris.
This was the start of a clinical evaluation of the ESP disc in its lumbar version which led to CE mark in 2006. In 2012, the ESP disc in its cervical version called CP-ESP using the same technology obtained the CE mark.