Infrapatellar fat pad

Infrapatellar fat pad
Latin Corpus adiposum infrapatellare
TA A03.6.08.018
FMA 58772

Anatomical terminology

The infrapatellar fat pad (Hoffa's fat pad) is a cylindrical piece of fat that is situated under and behind the patella bone within the knee.

Clinical significance

The fat pad is a normal structure but it can sometimes become a problem:

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