Crepitus ... from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia

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Crepitus // (also termed crepitation) is a medical term to describe the grating, crackling or popping sounds and sensations experienced under the skin and joints or a crackling sensation due to the presence of air in the subcutaneous tissue.

Various types of crepitus that can be heard in joint pathologies are:

  • Bone crepitus: This can be heard when two fragments of a fracture are moved against each other.
  • Joint crepitus: This can be obtained when the affected joint is passively moved with one hand, while the other hand is placed on the joint to fe

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