1. Health

Parts of the Vertebra - Pedicle


Updated March 10, 2007

The pedicle is a part of the vertebra extending from the vertebral body.

The pedical extends back from the vertebral body.

(c) Anne Asher 2006 licensed to About.com
The pedicle is a short projection of bone that comes off the back of the vertebral body. The pedicle lies between the back of the vertebral body and the transverse process. There are two pedicles per vertebra, one on each side.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.