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How is Hoffa's syndrome diagnosed?

John W. Uribe, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Fat pad impingement or Hoffa's syndrome is a diagnosis made by exclusion because there are few physical findings. The doctor will examine your knee and palpate the area to rule out other potential causes of knee pain. 

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