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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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Specialist in conditions and diseases of the bones, joints, and spine.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orthopedist - a specialist in correcting deformities of the skeletal system (especially in children)
medical specialist, specialist - practices one branch of medicine
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orthopedist, orthopaedist

n ortopedista mf, médico de los huesos (fam); (surgeon) cirujano -na mf ortopédico, cirujano de los huesos (fam)
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"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.
He may refer you to an orthopedist, a doctor who specializes in the care of bones, muscles, and joints.
On Dance Injuries Read NYCB and ABT orthopedist Dr.
Illinois orthopedist Sokolowski enlisted help from colleagues from as far afield as Texas and Minnesota to produce a study guide for medical students, residents, and practitioners preparing for examinations and surgeries in orthopedic surgery.
"I was often disappointed with how long it took for traditional plate and screw fixation to heal, so I spent years thinking about and developing a new way to solve this problem," said Reiley, who also is a foot and ankle orthopedist. "I'm glad to see that the new INBONE system is getting patients back on their feet quickly, and that the technology will be available to patients nationwide."
Baker's cysts are often associated with rheumatoid arthritis; assuming you don't have this or another systemic inflammatory disease, a trip to the orthopedist will reveal the best course of action, which may not involve any direct treatment of the cyst, or could involve injection, or less commonly, minor surgery.
IT HURTS MAINLY WHEN I DO AN ARABESQUE.--JACKIE, LAS VEGAS, NV There's no way to tell the source of your pain until you see an orthopedist. However, your symptoms sound like yon may have a possible stress fracture.
I think you need a good set of x-rays from an orthopedist, including standing-knee films of both knees, plus skyline, tunnel and lateral views of the involved knee.
Just minutes before scooping up the trash, Mitchell stopped to reassure a patient's relative by speaking fluet Spanish, a language the 53-year-old orthopedist learned just a decade ago.
When New York City Ballet principal Wendy Whelan learned from her orthopedist that she had a fairly severe case of scoliosis, the news came as a complete surprise.
Whether it's compartment syndrome, periostitis or a stress fracture, be sure to seek both an orthopedist and a rehab facility that specializes in treating sports injuries.
"If there is some increased laxity on the 2-week physical exam, or you're not quite sure about it, consider referral to an orthopedist or do an ultrasound at 3-4 weeks," Dr.