Prefemoral fat pad

Last revised by Dr Henry Knipe on 19 May 2020

The prefemoral fat pad, also called the posterior suprapatellar fat pad or supratrochlear fat pad, is a normal collection of adipose tissue anterior to the femur. It is one of the three main anterior fat pads of the knee, along with the infrapatellar and quadriceps fat pads.

Gross anatomy

Boundaries

Related pathology 

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