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Arthroscopic Resection of a Chondroma of the Hoffa Fat Pad: Case Report and Review of Literature

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The Hoffa’s disease is a rare and little-known cause of anterior knee pain. It was first reported by Albert Hoffa in 1904. It is due to chronic impingement of fat pad Hoffa between the femur and the tibia during knee extension. The formation of the Hoffa’s chondroma appears to be the final phase of acute-chronic transformation process of this disease. We present a case of chondroma of Hoffa which received complete resection under arthroscopy. We show in this work the clinical appearance, radiological and pathological chondroma of the Hoffa.

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Hiba, O. , Mouha, R. , Belmoubarik, A. , Bacheville, E. and Tawil, J. (2015) Arthroscopic Resection of a Chondroma of the Hoffa Fat Pad: Case Report and Review of Literature. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-4. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101993.

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