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Emerg Nurse. 2014 Sep;22(5):28-30. doi: 10.7748/en.22.5.28.e1302.

Diagnosing and treating Sever's disease in children.

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Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin.

Abstract

Posterior heel pain is a common emergency department presentation involving children, especially those who have recently gone through growth spurts. One of the main causes of such pain is Sever's disease, an inflammation of the calcaneal apophysis due to the repeated traction of the Achilles tendon on its insertion site. The aim of this article is to review the literature and to discuss the aetiology, diagnosis and management of Sever's disease.

KEYWORDS:

Sever’s disease; children; heel pain and injury

PMID:
25185924
DOI:
10.7748/en.22.5.28.e1302

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