Spine Innovations marks milestone as international demand increases

Sandrine Carle, Chief Executive Officer of Spine Innovations

Since its formation as a wholly independent company in late 2020, Spine Innovations has continued to expand sales of its ESP spinal disc replacements, with more than 20,000 prostheses successfully implanted in patients around the world.

At the same time, Spine Innovations continues to expand its market reach. The company is now active in 17 countries, including new markets within Europe that opened in 2021.

What are the growth plans of Spine Innovations?

It will expand into Central and South America, including Mexico and Brazil, as well as additional European countries, including Norway and the Netherlands. In 2022, Spine Innovations is also working toward FDA approval to enter the US market.

Spine Innovations’ growth has been energized by operating like a startup and hyper-specializing in total spinal disc replacement and the preservation of natural motion.

What makes Spine Innovations’ products unique?

The company’s Cervical Prosthesis (CP-ESP®) and Lumbar Prosthesis (LP-ESP®) utilize a viscoelastic design — recognized as the latest generation of disc replacement — to mimic the function and range of movements of a natural disc and allow the spine to behave naturally.

Widespread interest in ESP disc, and their swift acceptance by orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and patients, highlight the strong desire for the products. ESP discs combine two titanium end plates with an elastomeric cushion made of polycarbonate urethane.

This structure imitates the natural disc, in which bony segments are connected by a spongy disc that provides flexibility while withstanding the pressures of compression and torsion. Features like short spikes, a rough outer surface, and a coating of hydroxyapatite, which enhances bone ingrowth helps to ensure stability and bony fixation of the implant over time.

“With the ESP, the patients gain a counter force which is similar to what the natural disc provides and reduces risks of facet pain.” Dr. Svante Berg from Stockholm, Sweden, says Remobilization of the disc space with too much mobility can lead to such side effect.

Pr. Jean Yves Lazennec of Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in Paris also commented, “The ESP discs reproduce the natural center of rotation and adapt when the patient is aging.”

The entire team of Spine Innovations is focused on satisfying growing market demand. Sandrine Carle President, says “More surgeons are choosing to replace degenerative discs with prostheses that can maintain spinal motion. ESP disc replacements provide that solution by replicating natural disc motion and enabling the entire spine to behave normally.”