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Sever disease

Pronunciation: se'ver

Definition: an osteochondrosis of the heel, probably secondary to microfractures in the bone where the Achilles tendon attaches to the posterior calcaneus; an overuse injury and a common cause of heel pain in older children.

Synonym(s): calcaneal apophysitis

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