Prefemoral fat pad

Last revised by Andrew Murphy on 9 Nov 2021

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


Related pathology 

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: knee anatomy (illustrations)
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