Quadriceps fat pad impingement syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Sameh Saied Ali


Vague knee pain. No history of trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

The anterior suprapatellar fat pad shows edema with increased signal intensity with a slightly convex posterior surface. Associated minimal effusion in the suprapatellar recess.

Annotated image

Edema and convex posterior surface of the quadriceps (anterior suprapatellar) fat pad.

Case Discussion

Suprapatellar fat pad impingement as an unusual cause of knee pain. The imaging findings are edema and convex posterior surface of the anterior suprapatellar fat pad.

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Case information

rID: 52863
Published: 23rd Apr 2017
Last edited: 19th May 2020
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