crepitation


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crepitation

[‚krep·ə′tā·shən]
(medicine)
A noise produced by the rubbing of fractured ends of bones, by cracking joints, and by pressure upon tissues containing abnormal amounts of air, as in cellular emphysema.
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In our case, as in others with syringomyelia, the existence of increased heat in the shoulder joint, hyperemia and pain in the elbow joint, crepitation, joint limitation, and destruction were remarkable.
B) TMJ function (normal function, deflection on jaw opening of > 2 mm, TMJ clicking or crepitations, TMJ locking, TMJ luxation);
The diagnosis of pneumonia (patient 1 on day 3 of admission and patient 2 on day 2) was made on the basis of recent upper respiratory symptoms and fever, diminished breath sounds, crepitations, and disease-compatible chest X-ray findings (previous films had been normal), which made pneumonia more likely than noninfectious conditions such as acute lung syndrome.
The crepitation palpable in the neck is practically pathognomonic, and the appearance of cervical emphysema during labor is the hallmark of pneumomediastinum.
Displacement of the TMJ articular disc can result in decreased joint space; clicking, popping, or crepitation during jaw function; arthritis; condylar resorption; jaw deformities; malocclusion; inflammation; and compression of the bilaminar tissue--all of which can cause various degrees of pain and dysfunction (3).
Patellar crepitation and swelling of the knee are common.
Clinically, it is not unusual to find a low-grade fever, anemia, jaundice from bacterial hemolysis, and tissue crepitation as a result of gas formation.
23) Patients with engaging Hill-Sachs lesions or glenoid bone loss may complain of pain, crepitation, a sensation of catching, or gross instability as the defect is encountered.
The clinical examination might reveal subcutaneous emphysema, crepitation along the course of Stensen's , [1,4,6,10,14] and frothy saliva.
Crepitation is commonly palpable in patients with isolated SLAP lesions.