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Title: Fat Pad
Post by: BridgetJones_uk on December 24, 2005, 10:27:28 PM
Though I am a med student, we are not known for our skill in anatomy.....so what are the fat pads in your knee as my scar tissue is attached to it and irritating the joint capsule.

Sorry for all the questions, but I think I was half asleep when I saw the OS

Merry Christmas.

Bridge
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Title: Re: Fat Pad
Post by: stgiles16 on December 24, 2005, 10:35:18 PM
My scar tissue was in the fat pad and under the patella. I had it cut out including part of the fat pad and darn if it didnt grow right back. My fat pad location was on my left knee, the lateral side, right below the knee cap, to the outside of the tibeal tubercle. Does that make sense to you?

sorry that I am not better at explaining, pretty tired myself

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Title: Re: Fat Pad
Post by: Jaci on December 25, 2005, 12:44:45 AM
Here's a link to a diagram in the KG dictionary.

http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/html/dictionary/fat_pad.html

When you look down at your knee, the fat pad bulges out below the patella on either side of the patellar tendon.

A couple little known fat pad facts that I learned from my OS:

Fat pad is filled with nerve endings, which is why it hurts like heck if it becomes impinged or inflamed or filled with scar tissue.
There are more stem cells in the fat pad than any other area of the body-- may have something to do with why some of us produce masses of scar tissue.

Jaci
Title: Re: Fat Pad
Post by: harry78 on December 26, 2005, 01:07:46 PM
From what I've heard in the past is that the fat pad is highly nourished in both neurovascular and vascular supply. These are from the genicular arteries around the knee. It is also supplied as it is part of the synovial capsule with all four types of mechanoreceptors, like the content of the cruciate ligaments. It also helps in my case to supply the reconstructed ligament with blood supply and the like. Harry