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Patella Tendonitis

When the tendon connecting the kneecap to the shinbone and the tissues that surround it become irritated and painful from overuse, especially from jumping.

Patellar Dislocation (Kneecap Dislocation)

When the kneecap pops out of its usual place in the groove at the end of the thigh bone, often with sudden onset of pain and swelling.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee)

A common knee problem involving pain under and around the kneecap, usually in the soft-tissue supporting structures (patellar ligaments, bursae, and tendons).

Patent Ductus Arteriosus

A tube-like connection between the aorta and pulmonary artery, which usually closes shortly after birth, but sometimes doesn't close, commonly in premature infants.

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Lurie Children's Pathology and Laboratory department offer expertise and state-of-the-art technology to deliver efficient, timely and high-quality services.

Pavlik Harness

A brace used to treat long-term developmental problems of the hip, including a shallow hip socket or a dislocated hip.

Pectus Carinatum

Pectus Carinatum, or pigeon chest, causes the sternum, or breastbone, to protrude out in front of the rest of the chest. Get information on treatment here.

Pectus Excavatum

Pectus exacavatum, known as sunken chest or funnel chest, occurs in 1 in 400 births. Get information on chest wall deformity treatment here.

Pediatric Neuropsychiatry Program

Lurie Children’s Neuropsychiatry Program serves patients with neurologic disorders such as seizures, tumors, brain injury and cerebral palsy.

Pediatric Pain Management

Learn about our different methods of making your child comfortable. Our anesthesiologists strive to make sure your child feels the least amount of pain possible during and after procedures.

Pelvic Cyst

Common in the female pelvis and usually involving the ovaries, but nonovarian cystic pelvic masses are also found and occur in a number of shapes, sizes, and locations.

Penile Skin Bridge - Penile Adhesions

Can result from a procedure such as circumcision if the skin around the head of the penis is not retracted during healing, but can also occur in uncircumcised young boys.

Awards & Accolades

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