Fat Pad Syndrome

Online Course: Fat Pad Syndrome

The infrapatellar fat pad in a nutshell

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Claire Robertson

Presented by:

Claire Robertson

Patellofemoral Expert. Consultant Physiotherapist, Researcher, Lecturer.

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Fat Pad Syndrome or Hoffa’s disease is a common source of anterior knee pain. The infrapatellar fat pad has also been identified as a key component in knee osteoarthritis and inflammation. This course discusses the different roles of the fat pad and gives you practical techniques for accurate diagnosis and proper management for conditions relating to this structure.


The aim of this course is to explore the structure and function of the infrapatellar fat pad and introduce examination and clinical management strategies to address its acute and chronic inflammation.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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