the branch of medicine dealing with the treatment of deformities, diseases, and injuries of the bones, joints, muscles, etc.
Origin of orthopedicsfrom French orthopédique, orthopedic from orthopédie from Classical Greek orthos, straight (see ortho-) + paideia, training of children from pais (gen. paidos), child: see pedo-
nounused 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.)