Quadriceps fat pad

The quadriceps or anterior suprapatellar fat pad is one of the anterior knee fat pads. It is triangular-shaped, lies superior to the patella, posterior to the quadriceps tendon and anterior to the suprapatellar bursa and separates the knee joint capsule from the synovium. 

Related pathology

Anatomy: Lower limb

Anatomy: Lower limb

Article information

rID: 77638
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Anterior suprapatellar fat pad
  • Anterior suprapatellar (quadriceps) fat pad
  • Quadriceps fat-pad

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