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Growth Plate Injuries in Children in Sports: A Review of Sever's Disease

Naaktgeboren, Kaitlin MS, CSCS; Dorgo, Sandor PhD, CSCS; Boyle, Jason B. PhD

Strength and Conditioning Journal: April 2017 - Volume 39 - Issue 2 - p 59–68
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000295
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ABSTRACT SEVER'S DISEASE IS A CONDITION IN CHILDREN THAT MAY BE THE RESULT OF OVERUSE. WITH SPORT INVOLVEMENT ON THE RISE AND AN INCREASING NUMBER OF TRAINING CAMPS, FACILITIES, AND PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN OVERUSE INJURIES HAVE MULTIPLIED. THE PRESENT ARTICLE AIMS TO REVIEW THE CHARACTERISTICS OF SEVER'S DISEASE THROUGH SYNTHESIZING AVAILABLE INFORMATION, AND TO PROVIDE GUIDELINES TO RECOGNIZE, TREAT, AND PREVENT POTENTIAL CASES OF SEVER'S DISEASE.

1Bells and Barbells, Dallas, TX; and

2Department of Kinesiology, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas

Address correspondence to Dr. Sandor Dorgo, sdorgo@utep.edu.

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Kaitlin Naaktgeboren is currently working as a corrective exercise and rehabilitation specialist at Bells & Barbells, Dallas, TX .

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Sandor Dorgo is an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in Department of Kinesiology at the University of Texas at El Paso and the director of the UTEP Fitness Research Facility.

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Jason Boyle holds a dual appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Texas at El Paso and is the director of the Virtual Reality and Motor Control Research Laboratory.

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