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Correspondence response
The role of infrapatellar fat pad resection in total knee arthroplasty
  1. Leigh D White,
  2. Thomas M Melhuish
  1. University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Leigh D White, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia 2500; lw844{at}uowmail.edu.au

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We read with interest the correspondence from Bai et al1 and the response from Pan et al2 regarding ‘A longitudinal study of the association between infrapatellar fat pad maximal area and changes in knee symptoms and structure in older adults’.

Both correspondents raise valid points, but we would like to highlight further evidence concerning the effect of the infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP) preservation on outcomes post open total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Since the Van Beeck et al study3 in 2013, there have been a number of studies reporting on …

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