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It is our opinion that open surgical excision should be reserved solely for large cysts arising from the infrapatellar fat pad after arthroscopic exploration of the knee.
The infrapatellar fat pad is a highly sensitive and well-vascularized structure in the anterior region of the knee, in which the nerve endings and neural networks are intense (6, 7).
Biomechanical and kinematic influences of a total infrapatellar fat pad resection on the knee.
Evaluation and treatment of disorders of the infrapatellar fat pad.
Fibroma of tendon sheath of the infrapatellar fat pad.
Khan WS, Adesida AB, Hardingham TE 2007 Hypoxic conditions increase hypoxia-inducible transcription factor 2alpha and enhance chondrogenesis in stem cells from the infrapatellar fat pad of osteoarthritis patients Arthritis Research and Therapy 9 R55