Infrapatellar fat pad

Last revised by Andrew Murphy on 9 Nov 2021

The infrapatellar fat pad, also known as Hoffa fat pad, is the largest of the anterior knee fat pads. It is located immediately posterior to the patellar tendon and is traversed during knee arthroscopy. 



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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: knee anatomy (illustrations)
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  • Figure 2: Hoffa's fat pad (Gray's illustration)
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  • Figure 3: in yellow
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