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What is Sever’s disease?

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Sever’s (or Sever) disease is when a child’s growth spurt leads to serious pain. It’s not actually a disease but a heel injury.

From: What Is Sever’s Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Boston Children’s Hospital: “Sever’s Disease in Children.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Sever’s Disease”

KidsHealth: “Sever’s Disease.”

Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian: “Sever’s Disease.”

University of California, Davis Medical Group: “Sever’s Disease.”

St. Louis Children’s Hospital: “Sever’s Disease.”

Washington University Orthopedics: “Sever’s Disease.”

Family Doctor: “Sever’s Disease.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Overuse Injuries in Children.”

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: “Sever’s Disease.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on December 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Boston Children’s Hospital: “Sever’s Disease in Children.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Sever’s Disease”

KidsHealth: “Sever’s Disease.”

Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian: “Sever’s Disease.”

University of California, Davis Medical Group: “Sever’s Disease.”

St. Louis Children’s Hospital: “Sever’s Disease.”

Washington University Orthopedics: “Sever’s Disease.”

Family Doctor: “Sever’s Disease.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Overuse Injuries in Children.”

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: “Sever’s Disease.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on December 14, 2018

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