Simple Procedure Solutions

Spinal Simplicity is a Healthcare Technology company dedicated to creating simple, innovative procedure solutions for our physician partners to help improve their patient’s pain and quality of life.

Our Innovative Technologies

Minuteman is an interspinous fusion device designed to be implanted through a lateral approach to achieve poster fusion. It spares native anatomy such as the supraspinous ligament and multifidus muscle, leading to less pain.

Liberty SI is a sacroiliac fusion device designed to transfix, compress and fuse the SI join through a lateral approach.  The anchor wings open inside the sacrum with 20mm of purchase while the compressive body moves the ilium toward the sacrum, compressing and fixating the joint.

Patriot SI is a titanium, posterior SI joint fusion device implanted in-line with the joint, decorticating and preparing the joint for fusion.  This canulated system is designed to be repeatable as the implant is inserted directly over the guide wire into the joint. Patriot SI is to be used in conjunction with Liberty SI.

Hero SI is the Hybrid construct combining both the Liberty-SI and Patriot-SI products to create fusion along the entire plane of the SI joint.  Patriot is implanted first as the titanium implant prepares the posterior SI joint for fusion, and Liberty-SI compresses and locks the joint in place.

Our History

Spinal Simplicity was founded in 2008 by Dr. Harold Hess, Chief Medical Officer and Neurosurgeon, alongside Todd Moseley, a Co-Founder with three decades of experience in Spine and Orthopedics. From its inception, the company adhered to core values of Integrity, Patient First, Relentless Pursuit of Perfection, and Teamwork, principles that underscore every milestone in its history. In 2011, Spinal Simplicity achieved a significant milestone with the CE Mark in Europe for its flagship product, the Minuteman Interspinous Fusion device, marking its entry into the global market.

The following years saw further advancements as Spinal Simplicity secured FDA clearance for the Minuteman in 2015, enabling commercialization in the United States. The device’s capabilities were expanded in 2021 with an indication for stenosis treatment, enhancing its therapeutic reach.  Our most current Minuteman FDA indication for use was cleared in 2023. In late 2023, Spinal Simplicity diversified its portfolio by entering the Sacroiliac (SI) Joint market with the FDA clearance of Liberty-SI, a lateral transfixing implant. Shortly thereafter, the company introduced Patriot-SI, a titanium device designed for posterior intra-articular placement, creating a versatile hybrid construct when used alongside Liberty-SI. The Edge Upper Cervical System was FDA cleared in 2023, shortly following Wolff’s Law Anterior Cervical Plate in 2024.

With over 150 patents granted globally, Spinal Simplicity remains committed to innovation, driven by its unwavering pursuit of perfection and dedication to prioritizing patient care above all else.

Why AO Principles Matter

The four “AO Principles” are essential, bedrock concepts for achieving clinical success with spinal arthrodesis.

Restore Anatomy

Joint Stability

Bone Decortication

Early & Safe Mobilization 

The Swiss surgeons and scientists associated with the AO group worked together beginning in the late 1950s to produce an understanding of the requirements for bone healing within the context of fracture fixation.  Their contributions have had a lasting impact on the clinical care for fractures worldwide, but in addition their insights have extended beyond the challenges of fracture fixation to providing foundational principles for all orthopedic challenges involving bone.

The engineering team at Spinal Simplicity have incorporated each of these principles in the designs of all of our fixation-arthrodesis achieving implants. Read more about AO Principles at aofoundation.org.

Scientific Publications

Spinal Simplicity is dedicated to advancing spine care through the dissemination of high-quality research. Below, you will find publications that focus on the technology and its impact on the field. To access the publications, simply click on the images below.

{"Posterolateral fusion with the Minuteman device has been transformative for my patients. This approach carries the advantage of a minimal incision, a muscle sparing technique, and a low profile implant. Patients appreciate the in and out surgery and short recovery period. Our recent multi-center study reinforced safety and efficacy, and I'm looking forward to continuing to review the growing body of evidence supporting the procedure. It is great to give patients hope where there was none, and to partner with patients to help them regain their functionality."{
Usman Latif, MD, MBA
{"Since offering the Minuteman, we have seen many positive life changes in our patients. This muscle sparing approach allows for a wider range of patients to be considered candidates. Specifically, those patients that cannot afford to miss work, don’t have enough time off allowance, or lack the recovery support needed after a traditional fusion. One of my favorite cases was a single female bartender in her mid 60’s struggling to balance her physically demanding work schedule and her crippling back and leg pain. Minuteman has given the patient her independence back, with minimal disruptions to her life. This is what truly helping people looks like."{
Chelsea Martin, Physician Assistant in Florida
Chelsea Martin, PA-C
{"The Minuteman device allows me to back up a lateral lumbar inter body fusion with posterior fixation using the least invasive approach. The Minuteman approach allows me to perform posterior fusion and stabilization through the same incisions used for the lateral inter body fusion avoiding the morbidity of a direct posterior approach and allowing for a single position 360 fusion."{
Adam Lewis Neurosurgeon
Adam Lewis, MD
{"In my 32 years of practice, I've always aimed to fix issues rather than merely manage them. With Minuteman, I've seen incredible transformations in my patients. Even within the first week, they often appear younger, more relaxed, and genuinely happier. It's truly rewarding to witness these changes." {
Dr. Sandra Thompson Pain Management Physician
Sandra Thompson, MD
Usman Latif, MD, MBA
{"Posterolateral fusion with the Minuteman device has been transformative for my patients. This approach carries the advantage of a minimal incision, a muscle sparing technique, and a low profile implant. Patients appreciate the in and out surgery and short recovery period. Our recent multi-center study reinforced safety and efficacy, and I'm looking forward to continuing to review the growing body of evidence supporting the procedure. It is great to give patients hope where there was none, and to partner with patients to help them regain their functionality."{
Chelsea Martin, Physician Assistant in Florida
Chelsea Martin, PA-C
{"Since offering the Minuteman, we have seen many positive life changes in our patients. This muscle sparing approach allows for a wider range of patients to be considered candidates. Specifically, those patients that cannot afford to miss work, don’t have enough time off allowance, or lack the recovery support needed after a traditional fusion. One of my favorite cases was a single female bartender in her mid 60’s struggling to balance her physically demanding work schedule and her crippling back and leg pain. Minuteman has given the patient her independence back, with minimal disruptions to her life. This is what truly helping people looks like."{
Adam Lewis Neurosurgeon
Adam Lewis, MD
{"The Minuteman device allows me to back up a lateral lumbar inter body fusion with posterior fixation using the least invasive approach. The Minuteman approach allows me to perform posterior fusion and stabilization through the same incisions used for the lateral inter body fusion avoiding the morbidity of a direct posterior approach and allowing for a single position 360 fusion."{
Dr. Sandra Thompson Pain Management Physician
Sandra Thompson, MD
{"In my 32 years of practice, I've always aimed to fix issues rather than merely manage them. With Minuteman, I've seen incredible transformations in my patients. Even within the first week, they often appear younger, more relaxed, and genuinely happier. It's truly rewarding to witness these changes." {

Patient Stories

Dr. Usman Latif joined Parker, Dan, and Krissy for an engaging discussion on exciting developments in clinical research and studies. It was a great collaboration with many insightful conversations!

#ASPN24 #ClinicalResearch #Teamwork #InnovationInHealthcare
Outstanding Clinical Studies Roundtable at ASPN with Drs. James North, Tim Deer, Doug Beall, Maged Guirguis, and Daniel Atkinson! Engaging discussions and groundbreaking insights into the latest advancements in spinal care.

Proud to be part of such a dynamic and knowledgeable group of healthcare professionals.

#ASPNConference #ClinicalStudies #SpinalInnovation #HealthcareLeadership
Exciting times at the ASPN Conference with the team!

We’re here showcasing our innovative spinal solutions and connecting with amazing healthcare professionals. Stop by our booth to learn more about our cutting-edge technologies and how we’re transforming spinal care. 

#ASPN2024 #SpinalSimplicity #WeHaveData #InnovationInSpine #HealthcareExcellence #ThinkAI
Thank you, Drs. Pankaj Mehta and Ashley Bailey-Classen, for leading the insightful Fellowship Roundtable on Lateral Arthrodesis this morning at ASPN! #ASPN2024

#SpinalSimplicity #TeamMinuteman #TeamLiberty #TeamPatriot #TeamHero
Thrilled to introduce Jordan Stickler as our new Territory Manager for Dallas, Texas! We're so excited to see the great contributions you will bring to the Spinal Simplicity team.

#SpinalSimplicity #TeamMinuteman #TeamLiberty #TeamPatriot #TeamHero
Our team is heading to Miami Beach! Join us at ASPN's 2024 Annual Conference from July 11th through the 14th. Stop by booth #144 to explore Minuteman, Liberty-SI, and Patriot-SI. We look forward to connecting with you! #ASPN2024

#SpinalSimplicity #TeamMinuteman #TeamLiberty #TeamPatriot
Join us in welcoming Danika Harris as our new Territory Manager for Austin, Texas! We are excited to have you on the Spinal Simplicity team and look forward to the positive impact you will make! 

#SpinalSimplicity #TeamMinuteman #TeamLiberty #TeamPatriot #TeamHero