J Tradit Chin Med. 1993 Dec; 13(4): 294-8.
Treatment of strain of the infrapatellar fat pad by manipulation--observation of therapeutic effect in 117 cases.
Institute of Orthopedics & Traumatology, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The present group comprises 117 cases of strain of the infrapatellar fat pad. The treatment effected a 100% cure in the mild and moderate types of the cases. In the severe cases suffering from such accompanying conditions as traumatic arthritis, the rate of effectiveness reached 100%, with all symptoms and signs becoming markedly alleviated. The treatment is considered a method of the first choice in handling strain of the infrapatellar fat pad, and also a good method for treating traumatic arthritis of the knee and malacia of the patella.