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Chronic bilateral heel pain in a child with Sever disease: case report and review of literature

Fred C Sitati* and John Kingori

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Orthopedic Unit, PCEA Kikuyu Hospital, Kikuyu, Kenya

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Cases Journal 2009, 2:9365  doi:10.1186/1757-1626-2-9365

Published: 21 December 2009


We are presenting a case report of a 10-year-old male with a 1 year history of bilateral heel pain. Sever disease is self limiting condition of calcaneal apophysis. It is the most common cause of heel pain in the growing child. There is no documented case of this condition in this region. This case highlights the clinical features of this self limiting disorder as seen in this patient and reviews the current literature.