orthopedist


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to orthopedist: chiropractor

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- in Indo-European roots).]

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

orthopedist

Specialist in conditions and diseases of the bones, joints, and spine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orthopedist - a specialist in correcting deformities of the skeletal system (especially in children)
medical specialist, specialist - practices one branch of medicine
Translations

orthopedist, orthopaedist

n ortopedista mf, médico de los huesos (fam); (surgeon) cirujano -na mf ortopédico, cirujano de los huesos (fam)
References in periodicals archive ?
Both my orthopedist and my chiropractor have said that it is OK to start running again.
A MAN IN HIS EARLY 30s consulted an orthopedist for mid-back pain.
Morales, who injured his right knee two weeks ago while playing in the Dominican Republic winter league, will be examined by team orthopedist Lewis Yocum.
Joseph Lane, who is an absolutely brilliant orthopedist, who put together a fantastic team of professionals that made my rehabilitation actually near miraculous," Cohen said.
The key, she said, is knowing which fractures are better left to the orthopedist, and which ones (such as a small buckle fracture of the distal radius) should not be missed on x-ray for liability reasons.
AirArmor, an extremely light and unobtrusive piece of knee equipment, was designed by an orthopedist to protect against devastating ACL and MCL injuries without hampering the athlete's performance.
I had been having chronic shoulder and neck pain for years and finally went to see an orthopedist about the problem.
He first remembers being invited to speak at the Marine Corps Marathon by Dave Brody, an orthopedist and the race's medical director.
You want the leg fixed, and the orthopedist tells you how that will be done.
Her orthopedist cannot guarantee us that she will be able to walk.
We're using basic scientific research to develop new orthopedic therapies that use genes, stem cells, and tissue engineering to create improved healing in sports injuries of all kinds," notes orthopedist Johnny Huard.