crepitation, and in some cases fissures, may be easily detected.
This is crepitation, or the peculiar effect which is produced by the friction of the fractured surfaces one against another.
There will also be swelling, with difficulty of locomotion, and crepitation will be easy of detection.
Abnormal mobility and crepitation are difficult of detection, even when present, and they are not always present.
crepitation of the bones may serve to further establish the break in continuity of the bones.
crepitation may in some cases be discerned by rectal examination, with one hand resting over the coxo-femoral (hip) articulation.
crepitation is readily detected and frequently these fractures are of the compound-comminuted variety.
crepitation is absent, because the hip muscles draw away the upper part of the bone.
Torpedoes are tied to their tails; fire-crackers surround them with circles of crepitation and flame.
He even told me naively that he heard a grinding (crepitation) in a broken bone, which he regarded as a miraculous cure!
1650s, noun of action from Latin crepitare "to crackle," frequentative of crepare "to crack, creak." In medical use from 1834.
crepitation crep·i·ta·tion (krěp'ĭ-tā'shən)
A rattling or crackling sound like that made by rubbing hair between the fingers close to the ear.
The sensation felt on placing the hand over the seat of a fracture when the broken ends of the bone are moved, or over tissue in which gas gangrene is present.
The noise produced by rubbing bone or irregular cartilage surfaces together, as in arthritis.
crepitate crep·i·tate (krěp'ĭ-tāt')
v. crep·i·tat·ed, crep·i·tat·ing, crep·i·tates
To make a crackling or popping sound; crackle.