Sever disease

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


An athletic boy with chronic pain in the right heel. Ultrasound of the Achilles tendon showed no pathology.

Patient Data

Age: 12
Gender: Male

Case Discussion

Sever disease is a self-limiting traction apophysitis of the growing skeleton, that may occur in physically active children before closure of the calcaneal apophysis. MRI typically shows signal loss in T1-weighted and hyperintense signal in STIR images.

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Case information

rID: 14139
Published: 2nd Jul 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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