Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crackling noise; crepitation. Specifically
- n. The sound heard or grating sensation felt when the fractured ends of a broken bone are rubbed against each other.
- n. medicine Grating, crackling or popping sounds and sensations experienced under the skin and joints.
- n. crepitation
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The noise produced by a sudden discharge of wind from the bowels.
- n. Same as crepitation, 2.
- From Latin crepitus. (Wiktionary)
“Do not go hunting for symptoms of fracture (such as the false point of motion or the sound "crepitus") just to be sure.”
“(My father, a retired general practitioner, can still tell as much from palpating a patient's abdomen or listening carefully for crepitus while articulating a patient's sore knee than most modern internists can from reading an MRI or CT scan.)”
“Less synthesizer, more sewer, the Atlantic — an ocean of filth in its own right, stepping-stone-less, lily-white-launching-pad welcome mat for pallid oppressor-rapists — has dipped its toes in a curdled consommé of croaking crepitus?”
“The Badawi who eructates as a civility, has a mortal hatred to a crepitus ventris; and were a by-stander to laugh at its accidental occurrence, he would at once be cut down as a “pundonor.””
“No displacement upwards of the femur resulted; but external rotation was accompanied by crepitus.”
“Secondly, abnormal mobility was usually strongly marked, and this sometimes without very definite crepitus, as a result of the fine nature of the comminution and the displacement of the small fragments.”
“Free comminution and absolute solution of continuity were also less common than in the fractures accompanying transverse wounds; hence pain from rubbing of the fragments on inspiratory movement or palpation was more common, and crepitus, either on auscultation or palpation, was more often met with.”
“_ -- Separation of the spinous processes was often indicated by slight deformity, either evident or palpable, local pain, tenderness, mobility, and crepitus.”
“When the os corona alone is fractured then diagnosis is extremely difficult, the smallness of the bone and the comparative rigidity of the parts rendering manipulation almost useless, and effectually preventing the obtaining of crepitus.”
“Their manipulation gives to the touch a sickening, grating sound -- in other words, we have crepitus.”
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