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How do you treat Hoffa's disease?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Great question!: Hoffa's disease is a rare cause of knee pain due to trapping of a fat pad present below the knee. Usually conservative measures are tried first, heat or ice, or stretching and/or physical therapy. Treatment can require surgical removal of the trapped pad. See this case report: http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2013/bcr-2013-008795.full See this fuller article: http://tinyurl.com/ljh6yxq
Answered on May 30, 2017

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