Hoffa's fat pad impingement syndrome - ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Anterior knee pain with clinically visible thickened band of tissue at anterolateral aspect of patella which 'flicks' at end extension.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Male

Symptomatic echogenic oedematous fat within the proximal lateral portion of Hoffa's fat pad consistent with Hoffa's fat pad impingement syndrome (Patella tendon lateral femoral condyle friction syndrome) from patellar maltracking. 

Case Discussion

Ultrasound appearances of Hoffa's fat pad impingement syndrome from patellar maltracking. 

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Case information

rID: 24314
Published: 7th Aug 2013
Last edited: 25th Nov 2015
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