Hoffa's disease


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

Hoffa's disease

Infrapatellar fat pad syndrome Orthopedics Post-traumatic proliferation of fat, which may follow mild trauma in young people accompanied by quadriceps laxity
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Hoffa's disease occurs most commonly in younger patients, with the mean age toward the end of the third decade of life (range: 13 to 56 years).
Often, patellar maltracking, patella alta, and lateral subluxation are associated with Hoffa's disease, (2,6,38) although causation may not have been proven.
(1,22,27,40,41) Imaging may be useful for differentiating Hoffa's disease from other similarly presenting conditions, including articular cartilage degeneration behind the patella and meniscus tears.
Our patient had ossifying Hoffa's disease at chronic stage.
Although Hoffa's disease is mostly observed in young individuals, it can develop in the elderly.
An unusual presentation of Hoffa's disease in an elderly patient with no trauma history: a case report.