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(used with a singular verb) the medical specialty concerned with correction of deformities or functional impairments of the skeletal system, especially the extremities and the spine, and associated structures, as muscles and ligaments.
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OTHER WORDS FROM orthopedicsor·tho·pe·dist, noun
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And she was wearing a pair of pumps—no orthopedics for this 84-year-old.
Medical definitions for orthopedics
The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments, often by surgery.
Other words from orthopedicsor′tho•pe′dic adj.
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Scientific definitions for orthopedics
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The branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of disorders or injuries of the bones, joints, and associated muscles.
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Cultural definitions for orthopedics
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