crep·​i·​ta·​tion ˌkrep-ə-ˈtā-shən How to pronounce crepitation (audio)
: a grating or crackling sound or sensation (as that produced by the fractured ends of a bone moving against each other or as that in tissues affected with gas gangrene)
crepitation in the arthritic knee

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“Crepitation.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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