fat pad syndrome

fat pad syndrome

Pain and tenderness just below the kneecap (patella) when the joint is straightened. It can occur as a complication of knee trauma or surgery. It results from squeezing or crushing the infrapatellar fat pad between the patella, patellar tendon, tibia, and femoral condyles.
Synonym: Hoffa's syndrome
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It is also known as the infrapatellar fat pad syndrome, liposinovitis prepatellaris, syndrome of the infrapatellar fat pad impingement, and hoffitis (2,3).
The problems most likely to cause plantar-surface pain (FIGURE 18) are plantar fasciitis, stress fracture of the calcaneus, and fat pad syndrome.