Anterior suprapatellar fat pad impingement syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Right knee pain

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Hypertrophy with edematous infiltration of the anterior suprapatellar fat pad (quadriceps) with convex posterior margin and mass effect on the adjacent suprapetellar recess. Moderate associated joint effusion is noted.

Both menisci, collateral and cruciate ligaments are intact.

Case Discussion

Edema with hypertrophy and convex posterior margin of the anterior suprapatellar fat pad are the main MRI findings of the suprapatellar fat pad impingement syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 74325
Published: 16th Feb 2020
Last edited: 18th Feb 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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