Calcaneal Apophysis Scoring / Staging

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The calcaneus ossifies from the posterior aspect. Several patterns or stages of ossification are noticed. A six stage or scoring system has been proposed by ref.

Can be characterized as six different stages:
Stage 0: No ossification
Stage 1: 50% ossification
Stage 2: >50% ossification without full plantar coverage
Stage 3: >50% ossification with full plantar coverage
Stage 4: Partial fusion
Stage 5: Complete fusion

Sign of skeletal maturity.

- peak height velocity
- slipped capital femoral epiphysis
- Severs disease

Related Topics:
Severs Disease | Calcaneal Apophysitis | Slipped capital femoral epiphysis

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