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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.
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or or•tho•pae•dics

(ˌɔr θəˈpi dɪks)

(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.
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The branch of medicine that deals with the correction or treatment of disorders or injuries of the bones, joints, and associated muscles.
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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
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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
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تَجْبير، تَقْويم العِظام
médecine orthopédiqueorthopédie


(oːθəˈpiːdiks) noun singular
the branch of medicine which concerns diseases and injuries of the bones. He specialized in orthopaedics.
orthoˈp(a)edic adjective
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, orthopedics
n. ortopedia, rama de la medicina que trata de la prevención y corrección de trastornos en los huesos, articulaciones, músculos, ligamentos y cartílagos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

orthopedics, orthopaedics

n ortopedia
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