Orthopedics definition

ôrthə-pēdĭks
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.
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The branch of medicine dealing with the treatment of deformities, diseases, and injuries of the bones, joints, muscles, etc.
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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.
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The branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of disorders or injuries of the bones, joints, and associated muscles.
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(medicine) The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention or correction of disorders of the bones and associated muscles and joints.
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Origin of orthopedics

  • From orthopedic from French orthopédique from orthopédie orthopedic surgery Greek ortho- ortho- Greek paideia child-rearing (from pais paid- child pau-1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition