Patellar tendon lateral femoral condyle friction syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Prashant Gupta


Active young patient with bilateral anterior knee pain

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female

In addition to above findings the insall salvati index was 1.5 on right and 1.45 on left suggestive of patella alta

Case Discussion

It is clinically known as Hoffa’s fat pad impingement syndrome

Patellar maltracking is considered to be the most frequent underlying cause of complaints in these patients

Clinical suspicion of patellar tendon lateral femoral condyle impingement syndrome can be confirmed directly by imaging on MRI

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Case information

rID: 17129
Case created: 19th Mar 2012
Last edited: 16th Jan 2016
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