or or·tho·pae·dic

[ awr-thuh-pee-dik ]


  1. of or relating to orthopedics.

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Other Words From

  • ortho·pedi·cal·ly adverb
  • nonor·tho·pedic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of orthopedic1

First recorded in 1830–40; ortho- + Greek paid- (stem of paîs “child”; ped- ) + -ic

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Example Sentences

George Gantsoudes, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in Virginia, posted an example on Twitter of a challenge gone wrong, with a warning to anyone thinking that surgery wouldn’t be needed following a fall.

Plus, its base is made of coconut husks for orthopedic support, which is especially important for older dogs.

UHC-L1 also rose with orthopedic wounds, suggesting that it isn’t specific enough to isolate head trauma.

So was Brad Cohen, an orthopedic surgeon who lived on the 10th floor.

When to see the doctorIf bothersome symptoms persist, it may be time to see an orthopedic hand surgeon, Adams says.

Williams spent 16 years in the orthopedic sales business with his father before he went out on his own.

Some of the modern day corsets claim to be made with the input of orthopedic surgeons, such as the Ardyss Corset Golden.

The emphasis on toes is simultaneously orthopedic and cutting-edge.

These were the orthopedic surgeons to be, and they tended toward the brawny side, except for one glamorous blond in their midst.

Alexis, born in 1962, was followed by Alexander in 1963, then Antonio, who's now an orthopedic surgeon, born in 1969.

The orthopedic procedure on the arm and the leg debridement were ready to be started.

Under the leadership of Dr. Kalapothaki this section has organized an orthopedic and gynecological clinic.

What would we think of such reforms and such a path toward an orthopedic state of society?

It was he who said: "François Delsarte's system is an orthopedic machine to straighten crippled intellects."

During these first weeks in the school the new limbs are fitted, for the school works in connection with the orthopedic institute.