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Rex dx 4/2013.Sever's disease, also called calcaneal apophysitis=painful bone disorder that results from inflammation (swelling) of the growth plate in the heel. A growth plate, aka an epiphyseal plate, is an area at the end of a developing bone where cartilage cells change over time into bone cells. As this occurs, the growth plates expand & unite, which is how bones grow.Main treatment for Sever's disease is rest, which helps to relieve pressure on the heel bone, decreasing swelling…


TEM of chondrocytes in an epiphyseal plate surrounded by collagen matrix bottom right, recently divided cell starting a little isogenic family credit: Y. Ali


Acromegaly is an extremely rare syndrome that results when the anterior pituitary gland produces excess growth hormone (GH) after epiphyseal plate closure at puberty....