Sever disease

Sever disease

(sē'vĕr),
an osteochondrosis of the heel, probably secondary to microfractures in the bone where the Achilles tendon attaches to the posterior calcaneus; an overuse injury and a common cause of heel pain in older children.

Se·ver dis·ease

(sē'vĕr di-zēz')
An osteochondrosis of the heel, probably secondary to microfractures in the bone where the Achilles tendon attaches to the posterior calcaneus; an overuse injury and a common cause of heel pain in older children.
Synonym(s): calcaneal apophysitis.

Sever disease

(sē′vĕr)
[James W. Sever, U.S. orthopedist, 1878–1964]
Apophysitis of the calcaneus in adolescent children who are actively engaged in sports. This overuse syndrome is best treated with icing, Achilles tendon stretching, anti-inflammatory medication, and rest from weight bearing. Heel lifts are usually used unless the child has pronated feet, in which case medial heel wedges are indicated.

Sever,

James Warren, U.S. surgeon, 1878-1964.
Sever disease - calcaneoapophysitis.
Sever modification of Fairbank technique
Sever operation
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