Crepitus ... from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia

Crepitus ... from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia

Extracted Page: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crepitus

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

Additional text has been truncated due to copyright reasons. Things without URLs and private things don't get truncated.