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"Medicina Sportiva" No.14 - 2008 The 15-th Sports Medicine Balkan Congress
SPORTS MEDICINE REHABILITATION SECTION


TREATMENT OF SEVER'S DISEASE IN YOUNG ATHLETES - A COMPARATIVE STUDY

Diaconu Carmen1, Diaconu Radu2
1Department of Sports Medicine, Emergency Hospital Craiova,
2Department of Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Craiova, Filantropia Municipal Hospital, Romania


INTRODUCTION. Sever’s disease presents in growing children with local pain, swelling and tenderness over the calcaneal tuberosity. Symptoms are exacerbated with sporting activities that involve jumping (basketball, volleyball, running) and/or on direct contact (e.g. wrestling, football).
Objective. Identifying the most efficient therapeutic approach correlated with clinical and radiological findings.
Material and method. We studied the cases with Sever’s disease admitted in the Clinic of Sports Medicine in Craiova between January-June 2008. At admission the patients were clinically and radiological evaluated and then included in one of the 3 protocols: rest for 6 weeks, rest for 10 days associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSA) with multimineral, antioxidant supplements and only NSA with multimineral, antioxidant supplements. The follow up was done after 6 weeks and comprised a clinical examination and the completion of a visual analogic scale.
Results. We enrolled 172 patients: 22 to the first group, 121 to the second and 29 to the third group. At follow up the recovered patients comprised for 91% in the first group, 72% (p = 0,011) in the second group and 11% (p = 0,000...) in the last group. We couldn’t establish a correlation between the radiological findings and the prognosis in our study group.
Conclusions.  Sever’s disease runs a self-limiting course; usually complete recovery is expected in all our cases. Avoiding physical stress appeared to be the most efficient therapeutic approach, the use of NSA with multimineral and antioxidant supplements was effective only in conjunction with rest. 
Key words: Sever disease, treatment, athletes.






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