Apophysitis calcaneus


Apophysitis calcaneus
Also called Sever's condition, this disorder is due to inflammation of the growth plate of the calcaneus, the bone at the back of the heel. The inflammation is at the point where the Achilles tendon attaches. It occurs mainly in older children and adolescents, especially active boys. It can be very painful. It is one of those conditions often dismissed as "growing pains". When this condition flares up, it is treated with activity limitation, medication, shoe inserts, heel lifts, and sometimes casting when it becomes especially severe. However, fortunately, the condition is usually self-limited and disappears as the child gets older. Apophysitis refers to inflammation of the apophysis, the bony protuberance, of the calcaneus.

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  • apophysitis — Inflammation of any apophysis. calcaneal a. SYN: Sever disease. a. tibialis adolescentium SYN: Osgood Schlatter disease. * * * apoph·y·si·tis ə .päf ə sīt əs n inflammation of an apophysis * * * n. inflammation of any apophysis, caused by… …   Medical dictionary

  • Condition, Sever — Inflammation of the growth plate of the calcaneus, the bone at the back of the heel. The inflammation is at the point where the Achilles tendon attaches. Sever condition occurs mainly in adolescent or older children, particularly active boys. It… …   Medical dictionary

  • Sever condition — Inflammation of the growth plate of the calcaneus, the bone at the back of the heel. The inflammation is at the point where the Achilles tendon attaches. Sever condition occurs mainly in adolescent or older children, particularly active boys. It… …   Medical dictionary

  • Sever's disease — apophysitis caused by pulling at the point of insertion of the Achilles tendon into the calcaneus (heel bone), causing heel pain. J. W. Sever (20th century), US orthopaedic surgeon …   Medical dictionary

  • Sever's disease — apophysitis caused by pulling at the point of insertion of the Achilles tendon into the calcaneus (heel bone), causing heel pain. [W. Sever (20th century), US orthopaedic surgeon] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Sever's disease — Infobox Disease Name = Severs Caption = The mucous sheaths of the tendons around the heel. Lateral aspect. (Tendo calcaneus labeled at left.) DiseasesDB = 11980 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = orthoped eMedicineTopic =… …   Wikipedia

  • Disease — Illness or sickness often characterized by typical patient problems (symptoms) and physical findings (signs). Disruption sequence: The events that occur when a fetus that is developing normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Osteochondrosis — Any disease that affects the progress of bone growth by killing bone tissue. Osteochondrosis is seen only in children and teens whose bones are still growing. * * * Any of a group of disorders of one or more ossification centers in children,… …   Medical dictionary

  • ХАГЛУНДА – ШИНЦА СИНДРОМ — (синдром Севера; описан S. Е. Р. Haglund, позднее – H. R. Schinz, американским ортопедом J. W. Sever, 1878–1964; синонимы – остеохондропатия бугра пяточной кости, апофизит пяточной кости) – воспаление заднего края пяточной кости, развивающееся у… …   Энциклопедический словарь по психологии и педагогике


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