infrapatellar fat pad

corpus adiposum infrapatellare.

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  • Infrapatellar fat pad — The infrapatellar fat pad, also known as Hoffa s fat pad, is a cylindrical piece of fat that is situated under and behind the patella bone within the knee. Potential Problems The fat pad is a normal structure but it can sometimes become a problem …   Wikipedia

  • fat-pad — An accumulation of somewhat encapsulated adipose tissue. SYN: corpus adiposum [TA], fat body. Bichat fat pad SYN: buccal fat pad. buccal fat pad an encapsuled mass of fat in the cheek on the outer side of the buccinator …   Medical dictionary

  • infrapatellar — Inferior to the patella; denoting especially a bursa, a pad of fat, or a synovial fold. SYN: subpatellar (2). * * * in·fra·pa·tel·lar .in frə pə tel ər adj situated below the patella or its ligament <the infrapatellar bursa of the knee> * * …   Medical dictionary

  • body — 1. The head, neck, trunk, and extremities. The human b., consisting of head (caput), neck (collum), trunk (truncus), and limbs (membra). 2. The material part of a human, as distinguished from the …   Medical dictionary

  • corpus — 1. SYN: body. 2. Any body or mass. 3. The main part of an organ or other anatomic structure, as distinguished from the head or tail. SEE ALSO: body, diaphysis, soma. [L …   Medical dictionary

  • corpus adiposum infrapatellare — [TA] infrapatellar fat pad: a mass of fibrous fatty tissue inferior to the patella, in the angle between the deep surface of the patellar ligament and the tibia. Called also retropatellar fat pad …   Medical dictionary

  • Human leg — Lateral aspect of right leg Latin membrum inferios MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • Synovial joint — Typical Joint A Synovial joint, also known as a diarthrosis, is the most common and most movable type of joint in the body of a mammal. As with most other joints, synovial joints achieve movement at the point of contact of the articulating bones …   Wikipedia

  • Ligament — Diagram of the right knee. Typical joint In …   Wikipedia

  • Joint — For other uses, see Joint (disambiguation). Typical Joint A joint is the location at which two or more bones make contact.[1] They are constructed to allow movement and provide mechanical support, and are classified structurally and functionally …   Wikipedia

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