Epiphysitis Of The Calcaneus

(Sever’s disease; Severs disease)

This is a painful interruption of the calcaneus between Apophyse and main bone that develops before complete ossification of the calcaneus. The diagnosis is made clinically. Treatment consists heel cushions and splinting or plastering.

This is a painful interruption of the calcaneus between Apophyse and main bone that develops before complete ossification of the calcaneus. The diagnosis is made clinically. Treatment consists heel cushions and splinting or plastering.

(See also overview of diseases of the feet and ankles.) This is a painful interruption of the calcaneus between Apophyse and main bone that develops before complete ossification of the calcaneus. The diagnosis is made clinically. Treatment consists heel cushions and splinting or plastering. The calcaneus develops from two Ossifikationskeimen, one of which at birth, which accommodates other its function after 8 years of age. The ossification is completed with 15 years. The cartilaginous interruption at a kalkanealen Epiphysitis possibly caused by excessive train to the apophysis by the contracted or shortened calf muscles. Boosts bone growth without adaptive extension of the calf muscles could play a role. Typically, the pain in athletic highly active patients (d. R. i aged 9-14 years.) Develops, especially those who wear shoes without increasing the heel (like Sprint shoes and football boots); he sets out to the sides or edges of the heel noticeable and amplified by standing on tiptoe or race. Overheating and swelling are sometimes additionally present. The diagnosis is made clinically. X-rays are not usually helpful. Therapy heel padding and splinting or plastering cushions that increase the heel relieve symptoms by reducing the train of the Achilles tendon in the heel. Nocturnal rails can be used to stretch the calf muscles passive, which helps to maintain flexibility. Rest, ice, activity modifications and the use of heel pads relieve pain usually dei. In more severe or refractory cases, immobilization in a cast is done to ease the pain and to stretch the calf muscles. Encouragement for the young patients is important because the symptoms can last for several months, but are self-limiting.

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