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Plantar Fasciitis

Inflammation and irritation of the plantar fascia, a band of tough, fibrous tissue that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot, providing support for the arch of the foot.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

The Division of Plastic Surgery at Lurie Children's compassionately treats congenital defects in all children, from infancy to adolescence.


An inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria, viruses or chemical irritants.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a group of symptoms that occur when the ovaries or adrenal glands produce too much male hormone.

Pompe Disease

A rare genetic disease of the heart and skeletal muscles caused by a lack alpha-glucosidase which results in the build-up of glycogen, disabling heart and skeletal muscles.

Ponseti Method

The Ponseti Method includes three phases of treatment for clubfoot: casting, Achilles tendon release and bracing.

Portal Hypertension

Pediatric portal hypertension is high blood pressure in the portal vein that carries blood to the liver. Learn about causes, symptoms & treatment options here.

Portal Vein Thrombosis

Portal vein thrombosis is a rare disorder in which a clot forms blocking the main portal vein going into the liver. Learn more.

Posterior Urethral Valves

Abnormal valves that prevent the normal release of urine, causing the kidneys and collecting systems to become overfilled and expanded.

Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus (PHH)

A build-up of fluid due to damage to blood vessels within the brain during the birth process and afterward.

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

A chronic condition most often seen after the onset of puberty, usually indicated by the elevation of heart rate upon standing, causing dizziness and palpitations.

Precocious (Early) Puberty

When the body’s changes toward sexual maturity start much sooner than usual: before girls are eight years old and before boys are nine years old.

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