Central European Journal of Medicine

, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp 813–816 | Cite as

Suprapatellar fat pad inflammation in step aerobics athletes: MR imaging evaluation of two cases

  • Antonia Bintoudi
  • Michalis Goumenakis
  • Apostolos Karantanas
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Abstract

Step aerobics is one of the most popular exercises with established benefits to cardiovascular status. This activity is associated with injuries which include patellar or talar chondral lesions, quadriceps tendinopathy, Achilles tendinopathy or tear, shin splints and muscle soreness. The purpose of this case report is to present two step aerobics athletes, suffering from anterior knee pain. We observed that their knee MR examination disclosed only suprapatellar fat pad edema. No other findings were noticed. In addition, we discuss the possible pathogenetic mechanism of this entity which has not been previously reported in the literature.

Keywords

Step aerobics/injuries Suprapatellar fat pad edema MR imaging/diagnosis 

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© Versita Warsaw and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonia Bintoudi
    • 1
  • Michalis Goumenakis
    • 2
  • Apostolos Karantanas
    • 2
  1. 1.Papageorgiou General HospitalThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Department of Medical ImagingUniversity HospitalHeraklion, StavrakiaGreece

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