Fat pad knee impingement

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What is fat pad knee impingement?

Fat pad knee impingement can occur when the padding of fat protecting the kneecap (patella) becomes swollen and inflamed due to an injury or overuse of the knee. The bottom tip of the kneecap can pinch the fat pad and cause pain to the knee.

Common symptoms reported by people with fat pad knee impingement

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Treatments taken by people for fat pad knee impingement

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Who has fat pad knee impingement on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 7 say fat pad knee impingement is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 4
40s 3
50s 1
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 3
Female 11

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 6
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from fat pad knee impingement patients who have completed their condition history
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