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Offline ROBIN

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"Hoffa's body"
« on: August 14, 2002, 11:24:51 PM »
 ??? what is "hoffa's body"  I've seen several posts with this term and "searched" for it but nothing came up.  Thanks for your help.   Robin
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Re: What is "hoffa's body"
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2002, 11:47:08 PM »
"Hoffa's body" is also called the fat pad.  As my PT explained it, there is one below your knee (the one most have problems with) and another rests above the knee.  I believe the function is to provide some cushion, but don't quote me on that  ;)

When you have surgery or perform repetitive jumping or impact activities, the fat pad can get inflamed.  Try looking up 'fat pad' and 'inflammation' and/or 'Hoffa's' and 'knee' on this site and

When mine was inflamed, I got a hard, tight swelling across the top of my knee that throbbed and burned, hurt with any weightbearing activity.  It subsided with cortisone...or maybe it's because I've developed other problems that hurt more.  Who knows??

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Re: "Hoffa's body"
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2003, 12:04:20 AM »