Biomechanics of Posterior Instrumentation in L1-L3 Lateral Interbody Fusion: Pedicle Screw Rod Construct vs. Transfacet Pedicle Screws

Scientific Paper Chin KR1, Newcomb AG2, Reis MT2, Reyes PM2, Hickam GA2, Gabriel J3, Pencle FJ3, Sung RD3, Crawford NR2. Interested medical professionals can read the full paper, as published in Clinical Biomechanics, here. BACKGROUND The use of pedicle screws is the gold standard for supplemental posterior fixation in lateral interbody fusion. Information about the performance of transfacet pedicle screws compared to standard pedicle …

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