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The neurosurgery spinal team at UNC provides expert care in all aspects of spinal deformity. Surgical techniques used include pedicle subtraction osteotomies, Smith-Peterson osteotomies, Ponte-type osteotomies and vertebral column resection.

Conditions treated include:

  • Adult degenerative scoliosis
  • Adult idiopathic scoliosis
  • Adolescent scoliosis
  • Scheuermann’s kyphosis
  • Severe lordotic deformities
  • Severe kyphotic deformities
  • Failed-back syndrome
  • Flat-back syndrome
  • Chin-on-chest kyphotic deformity
  • High-grade spondylolisthesis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis