Hoffa's fat pad

Hoffa's fat pad is the largest of the anterior knee fat pads.


  • anterior
    • antero-inferior: infra patella tendon
    • antero-superior: patella
  • posterior
    • postero-central: knee joint
    • postero-inferior:  tibia
    • postero-superior: femur

Related pathology

Anatomy: Lower limb
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Article information

rID: 36572
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Infrapatella fat pad
  • Hoffa fat pad
  • Hoffa's fat

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