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also or·tho·pae·dics  (ôr′thə-pē′dĭks)
n. (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.

[From orthopedic, from French orthopédique, from orthopédie, orthopedic surgery : Greek ortho-, ortho- + Greek paideia, child-rearing (from pais, paid-, child; see pau- in Indo-European roots).]

or′tho·pe′dic adj.
or′tho·pe′di·cal·ly adv.
or′tho·pe′dist n.


(ˌɔːθəʊˈpiːdɪks) or






n (functioning as singular)
1. (Surgery) the branch of surgery concerned with disorders of the spine and joints and the repair of deformities of these parts
2. (Dentistry) dental orthopaedics another name for orthodontics
ˌorthoˈpaedist, ˌorthoˈpedist n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orthopaedics - the branch of medical science concerned with disorders or deformities of the spine and jointsorthopaedics - the branch of medical science concerned with disorders or deformities of the spine and joints
traction - (orthopedics) the act of pulling on a bone or limb (as in a fracture) to relieve pressure or align parts in a special way during healing; "his leg was in traction for several days"
medical science - the science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease


orthopedics (US) [ˌɔːθəʊˈpiːdɪks] NSINGortopedia f


, (US) orthopedics
n singOrthopädie f


orthopedics (Am) [ˌɔːθəʊˈpiːdɪks] nsgortopedia
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