- Alternative spelling of orthopedic.
Unlike most words spelled with -ae- or -e-, orthopaedic is often spelled with -ae- even Stateside.
Variant of orthopedics
the branch of medicine dealing with the treatment of deformities, diseases, and injuries of the bones, joints, muscles, etc.
Origin of orthopedics; from French orthopédique, orthopedic ; from orthopédie ; from Classical Greek orthos, straight (see ortho-) + paideia, training of children ; from pais (gen. paidos), child: see pedo-