Normal knee fat pads in the anterior knee compartment

Case contributed by Dr Wael Nemattalla



Normal knee fat pads : 

  • Yellow = Hoffa's fat pad
  • Blue = posterior suprapatellar fat pad
  • Red = anterior suprapatellar fat pad

Case Discussion

There are three fat pads in anterior knee compartment:

  • yellow = infrapatellar fat pad (of Hoffa)
  • blue = posterior suprapatellar (prefemoral or supratrochlear) fat pad
  • red = anterior suprapatellar (quadriceps) fat pad
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Case information

rID: 10219
Published: 23rd Jul 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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