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-
noun(used with a sing. verb)
The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments.
Origin of orthopedicsFrom orthopedic, from French orthopédique, from orthopédie, orthopedic surgery : Greek ortho-, ortho- + Greek paideia, child-rearing (from pais, paid-, child; see pau-1 in Indo-European roots).