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Understanding Sever’s Disease (calcaneal apophysitis)

Understanding Sever’s Disease (calcaneal apophysitis)

Sever’s Disease (calcaneal apophysitis) describes a condition in which the growth plate of the heel bone is inflamed. The majority of the heel bone is present at birth then around 8 years of age a secondary growth center develops. This new piece of bone is crescent shaped and is connected to the remainder of the heel bone by a layer of cartilage which is the growth plate.