Journal article

Infrapatellar fat pad volume is greater in individuals with patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis and associated with pain

Sallie M Cowan, Harvi F Hart, Stuart J Warden, Kay M Crossley

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2015

Abstract

There is relatively little research specifically investigating patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis (PFJ OA). In particular, the source of pain in PFJ OA has not been established. One structure that may be an important contributor is the infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP). This cross-sectional study aimed to: (1) compare IPFP volume in individuals with and without PFJ OA and (2) assess the relationship between IPFP volume and pain in individuals with PFJ OA. Thirty-five participants with symptomatic and radiographic PFJ OA and 11 asymptomatic controls with no radiographic signs of OA were recruited. IPFP volume was measured in both groups from magnetic resonance images, and pain in the PFJ OA group..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia)


Funding Acknowledgements

The project was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant (#508966). H.F.H. is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia) Post-graduate Scholarship (#813021).