fat pad atrophy

fat pad atrophy

Orthopedics Subcutaneous atrophy, which primarily affects the elderly, characterized by soft flattened heel pads, which may allow palpation of calcaneal tubercles; nonradiating pain 'maxes' at the center of weight-bearing part of the heel pad Management Viscoelastic heel pad, not surgery. See Heel pad.
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Injection technique may affect the incidence of fat pad atrophy.
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