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or·tho·pe·dics

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-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]

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

or•tho•pe•dics

or or•tho•pae•dics

(ˌɔr 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.
[1850–55; ortho- + Greek paid- (s. of paîs) child]
or`tho•pe′dic, adj.
or`tho•pe′di•cal•ly, adv.
or`tho•pe′dist, n.

or·tho·pe·dics

(ôr′thə-pē′dĭks)
The branch of medicine that deals with the correction or treatment of disorders or injuries of the bones, joints, and associated muscles.

orthopedics

the branch of surgery that is specially concerned with the preservation and restoration of function of the skeletal system, its articulations, and associated structures. — orthopedist, n. — orthopedic, adj.
See also: Medical Specialties
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orthopedics - the branch of medical science concerned with disorders or deformities of the spine and jointsorthopedics - 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
Translations
تَجْبير، تَقْويم العِظام
médecine orthopédiqueorthopédie
ortopédia

orthop(a)edics

(oːθəˈpiːdiks) noun singular
the branch of medicine which concerns diseases and injuries of the bones. He specialized in orthopaedics.
orthoˈp(a)edic adjective

orthopedia

, orthopedics
n. ortopedia, rama de la medicina que trata de la prevención y corrección de trastornos en los huesos, articulaciones, músculos, ligamentos y cartílagos.

orthopedics, orthopaedics

n ortopedia
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