Story Check The infrapatellar fat pad (Hoffa's fat pad) is directly impacted and also changes its shape every time the knee joint is bent or extended. Prof. h. c. PD Dr. med. Matthias Steinwachs explains how the condition of this sensitive knee structure is currently evaluated.
- The infrapatellar fat pad has intensive blood circulation, is heavily innervated, and plays a role in immune responses.
- It is a pain trigger point and is likely involved in muscular control functions as well.
- The integrated pressure points in the seventh-generation GenuTrain make it possible to incorporate the infrapatellar fat pad into a myocutaneous therapy concept.