Cervical spine floating pillar

Last revised by Dr Yahya Baba on 11 Feb 2022

A floating pillar, also referred as pedicolaminar fracture-separation injury, is characterized by fractures through the pedicle and lamina of a cervical spine vertebrae creating a free-floating articular pillar fragment. It is an unstable cervical spine fracture that results from hyperflexion–lateral rotation injuries. 

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