Prefemoral fat pad

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Duncan Lyons et al.

The prefemoral fat pad, also called the posterior suprapatellar fat pad or supratrochlear fat pad, is a normal collection of adipose tissue anterior to the femur. It is one of the three main anterior fat pads of the knee, along with the infrapatellar and quadriceps fat pads.

Gross anatomy


Related pathology 

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

rID: 76980
Section: Anatomy
Tag: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Posterior suprapatellar fat pad
  • Supratrochlear fat pad

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