The combined approach of unilateral pedicle screws plus contralateral facet screw has equivalent outcomes to bilateral traditional pedicle screw. This study demonstrates the feasibility of an alternative of posterior fixation.
Objective: Posterior decompression and fusion have been the standard of treatment for degenerative disc disease as well as disc herniation. Recent advances in medicine and healthcare have shown a trend to move surgeries to the outpatient setting. The authors aim to assess the outcomes of unilateral cortical pedicle screw-rod construct combined with a contralateral transfacet pedicle screw (TFPS) in the outpatient setting.