The study group consisted of 50 patients with superolateral infrapatellar fat pad
edema, 33 females (66%) and 17 males (34%) (mean age 38.6 [+ or -]12.1 years; range, 19 to 66 years).
Biomechanical and kinematic influences of a total infrapatellar fat pad
resection on the knee.
Runhaar et al., "Obesity does not affect the size of infrapatellar fat pad
adipocytes: implications for the pathogenesis of knee osteoarthritis," Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, vol.
Infrapatellar fat pad
: anterior crossroads of the knee.
This is in accordance with a previous study showing that synovium and the infrapatellar fat pad
are major sources of adipokines .
(17.) Wickham MQ, Ericsson GR, Gimble JM, Vail TP, Guilak, F.Multipotent Stromal Cells derived from the infrapatellar Fat Pad
of the Knee, Clin Orthop 2003; 1 (412):196-212.
The infrapatellar fat pad
of the knee joint, also known as Hoffa's fat pad (Hoffa, 1904) is an intra-articular inclusion that separates the antero-inferior synovial membrane from the more anterior structures of the knee joint.
Traianedes et al., "Chondrogenesis of infrapatellar fat pad
derived adipose stem cells in 3D printed chitosan scaffold," PLoS One, vol.
The roentgenogram of the right knee revealed several ossifying formations that did not cause any erosion in the adjacent bone cortex and placed on the localization of the lateral infrapatellar fat pad
, independent from bone structures, and it also demonstrated moderate degree of osteoarthritis (Figure 1).
A multisequence MRI examination of the left knee was performed revealing mild chondromalacia patella with early delamination of the medial facet, mild infrapatellar fat pad
inflammation, and a very small Baker's cyst with no effusion.
Abbreviations MSCs: Mesenchymal stem cells ADMSCs: Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells IFP: Infrapatellar fat pad
BM: Bone marrow SVF: Stromal vascular fraction APC: Articular progenitor cells.
Bliddal et al., "Knee pain and inflammation in the infrapatellar fat pad
estimated by conventional and dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in obese patients with osteoarthritis: a crosssectional study," Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, vol.