Infrapatellar fat pad

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. 



Related pathology

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

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

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Cases and figures

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