Anatomy

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Hoffa Syndrome Knee

femoris and vastus muscles. The patella tendon attaches the patella to the tibial tubercle. The patella functions by increasing the mechanical advantage of the quadriceps muscle group [6].

The infrapatellar fad pad, or Hoffa's fat pad, is an extrasynovial but intracapsular structure located posterior to the patellar tendon and joint capsule but anterior to the knee joint synovium. It is directly attached to the anterior meniscal horns inferiorly. Rests of synovial tissue are present within Hoffa's fat pad.

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