Definitions for orthopedicsˌɔr θəˈpi dɪks

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•tho•pe•dicsˌɔr θəˈpi dɪks(n.)

or or•tho•pae•dics

  1. (used with a sing. v.) the medical specialty concerned with correction of deformities or functional impairments of the skeletal system, esp. the extremities and the spine, and associated structures, as muscles and ligaments.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of orthopedics:

1850–55; ortho - + Gk paid- (s. of paîs) child


Princeton's WordNet

  1. orthopedics, orthopaedics(noun)

    the branch of medical science concerned with disorders or deformities of the spine and joints


  1. orthopedics(Noun)

    The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention or correction of disorders of the bones and associated muscles and joints

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Orthopedics

    A surgical specialty which utilizes medical, surgical, and physical methods to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the skeletal system, its articulations, and associated structures.


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