Physio treating an injured knee

Infrapatellar fat pad syndrome

What is infrapatellar fat pad syndrome?

Symptoms: what are the signs?

Causes: why has this happened?

Treatment options: treatments to suit you

Treatment options: self help

Treatment options: physiotherapy

Treatment options: medicines

Treatment options: surgery

More information from Bupa Knee Clinic

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    • Mace J, Bhatti W, Anand S. Infrapatellar fat pad syndrome: a review of anatomy, function, treatment and dynamics. Acta Orthop Belg 2016; 82:94–101
    • Knee assessment. PatientPlus. patient.info/patientplus, last checked 26 February 2016
    • Anterior knee pain. Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine (5th ed, online). McGraw-Hill Medical. csm.mhmedical.com, published 2017
    • Knee pain – assessment. NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries. cks.nice.org.uk, last revised August 2017
  • Reviewed by Pippa Coulter, Freelance Health Editor, April 2018
    Expert reviewer, Elisabeth Morgans, Bupa Physiotherapist
    Next review due April 2021

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