Definitions for orthopedicsˌɔr θəˈpi dɪks
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
or•tho•pe•dicsˌɔr θəˈpi dɪks(n.)
(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.
Origin of orthopedics:
1850–55; ortho - + Gk paid- (s. of paîs) child
the branch of medical science concerned with disorders or deformities of the spine and joints
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
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.