crepitus


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crepitus

(ˈkrɛpɪtəs)
n
1. (Pathology) a crackling chest sound heard in pneumonia and other lung diseases
2. (Pathology) the grating sound of two ends of a broken bone rubbing together
Also called: crepitation
[C19: from Latin, from crepāre to crack, creak]
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Active movement of knees and examiner feels for crepitus.
OA is characterized by pain, stiffness, swelling, crepitus, and limited movement of the affected joint.
Examination of the chest revealed palpable subcutaneous crepitus over both sternoclavicular joints.
We evaluated a 45-year-old woman with a long-standing history of severe progressive MS who presented after dinner to the emergency department with acute dyspnea, aphonia, labored breathing, and diffuse subcutaneous crepitus of the neck.
The morning after surgery, the patient denied abdominal complaints, but reported a sore throat and substernal chest pain; palpation did not reproduce this pain, but did elicit crepitus at the neck.
On the fifth day of admission, the patient developed crepitus over the anterior chest wall.
Then gently assess for the presence of a pelvic fracture by gently squeezing together and, if no crepitus is noted, pushing posteriorly.
In addition to pain, the clinical diagnosis of knee OA comprises at least three of these six clinical characteristics: age greater than 50 years; morning stiffness for less than 30 minutes; crepitus on active knee motion; bony tenderness; bony enlargement; and lack of palpable warmth.
Participants needed to meet the classification criteria defined by the American College of Rheumatology (radiographic evidence of OA changes, joint pain on most days of the last month, as well as three of the following; aged 50 years or older, morning joint stiffness longer than 30 minutes, crepitus, bony tenderness, bony enlargement and no palpable warmth; Altman et al 1986), have good command of the English language and be able to undertake exercise.
2% compared with the other groups, and both turmeric and turmeric/GS combination had significantly reduced joint crepitus by approximately 37%.