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. Specific features of the end plates — short spikes, a rough outer surface, and a coating of hydroxyapatite (HA), which is proven to enhance bone ingrowth — help to ensure stability and bony fixation of the implant over time.

This design provides a number of benefits for orthopedic surgeons and their patients:

  • Adaptive center of rotation
  • Shock absorbing
  • Improved stability
  • No surface bearing for increased lifetime
  • Designed to fit and restore patient lordosis (spinal curvature)
  • Range of sizes to fit different patients
  • Minimally invasive surgical technique and shorter hospital stay

The CP-ESP prosthesis — indicated for use in cases of symptomatic cervical discopathy that have not responded to other medical treatments for at least six months — offers 7 degrees of flexion/extension, 5 degrees of lateral flexion, and 4.5 degrees of axial rotation.

The LP-ESP prosthesis — indicated for use in cases of lumbar disc disease, typically related to disc herniation, that have not responded satisfactorily to other treatments — offers 6 degrees of flexion/extension, lateral flexion, and axial rotation.

The quality and efficacy of ESP spinal implants, which has been demonstrated through years of clinical results, is frequently echoed in the sentiments of physicians who have used these implants with their own patients.

“The LP-ESP prosthesis has the advantage, compared to other prostheses, that it is similar to a natural disc,” says Andreas Schmitz, a specialist in neurosurgery. “The prosthesis mimics the natural disc. It absorbs the pressure from above and maintains mobility. It is made of two titanium plates covered with titanium porous coating which improves bone ingrowth. After three weeks, the prosthesis is tightly fixed to the spine.”

Schmitz goes on to say, “The LP-ESP prosthetic discs made by FH Orthopedics allow patients to rapidly return to work and to their daily activities.”


For more than 50 years, FH Orthopedics S.A.S. has demonstrated passionate dedication to creating innovative implants, evaluating them, and following them clinically. The company promotes original products and techniques designed in collaboration with expert surgeons, distributes products worldwide from its ISO 9001/13485-certified distribution site, and provides unparalleled service that guarantees the confidence and loyalty of healthcare facilities.

FH Orthopedics is part of GROUP FH ORTHO, which designs, manufactures, and distributes high-quality orthopedic implants and instruments in France and further afield. Operating two companies in France and three subsidiaries in the UK, US, and Poland, GROUP FH ORTHO and its partners work together to offer services and products that guarantee the health and safety of its end customer: the patient.


For more information, contact:

Eric Hermann
Spine Business Unit Director
FH Orthopedics 
+33 6 14 28 82 30

Direct link:  FH Orthopedics S.A.S.

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