crepitus may be present in addition to the symptoms of dislocation, and after reduction the displacement is easily reproduced.
Pain and crepitus may be elicited on making this examination.
On rectal examination the lower segment of the bone can be felt, and on manipulating it pain and crepitus may be elicited.
The parts can not be moved one upon another so that crepitus is noticeable.
The older the patient, and the further ossification has progressed, the more does the crepitus resemble that of fracture.
No displacement upwards of the femur resulted; but external rotation was accompanied by crepitus.
It is, in fact, only when the bone is broken into many pieces that crepitus may be detected, and even then it is slight.
Displacement and crepitus are prevented by the splinting action of the ligaments.
The peculiar “muffled” nature of the crepitus is one of the most characteristic signs.
crepitus may sometimes be elicited by placing one hand firmly over the bone, and with the other moving the arm and shoulder.
crepitus crep·i·tus (krěp'ĭ-təs)
A noisy discharge of gas from the intestine.