Crepitation, and in some cases fissures, may be easily detected.
This is crepitation, or the peculiar effect which is produced by the friction of the fractured surfaces one against another.
When the fracture is complete it will be marked by local deformity, mobility of the fragments, and crepitation.
Abnormal mobility and crepitation are difficult of detection, even when present, and they are not always present.
Crepitation is readily felt with the hand upon the shoulder when the leg is moved.
There is abnormal mobility of the bones of the knee, but crepitation is usually absent.
There will also be swelling, with difficulty of locomotion, and crepitation will be easy of detection.
Crepitation may in some cases be discerned by rectal examination, with one hand resting over the coxo-femoral (hip) articulation.
The manipulations for the discovery of crepitation always cause much pain.
Crepitation is absent, because the hip muscles draw away the upper part of the bone.