Definition of orthopaedics in English:

orthopaedics

Line breaks: ortho|paed¦ics
Pronunciation: /ˌɔːθəˈpiːdɪks
 
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(US orthopedics)

noun

[treated as singular]
  • The branch of medicine dealing with the correction of deformities of bones or muscles.
    More example sentences
    • His professional interests were in metastatic paraplegia and paediatric orthopaedics.
    • After a firm grounding in orthopaedics he entered general practice.
    • Most of the work will be in orthopaedics and ophthalmology - specialties with the longest waiting lists.

Derivatives

orthopaedic

adjective
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  • The go to hospital, they have their fracture treated by an orthopaedic surgeon.
  • He would, he said, arrange for my husband to see the orthopaedic specialist at the hospital.
  • She has previously worked at Mayo in the areas of orthopedic oncology and pediatric radiology.

orthopaedically

adverb
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  • Several factors were in favour of using a comparison group of orthopaedically injured children.
  • Irony… she's an occupational therapist for severely orthopedically impaired schoolchildren.
  • Far from providing a little downy nest on which to rest your head, they force the head sharply forward into an orthopaedically challenging position.

orthopaedist

noun
More example sentences
  • After referral to a pediatric orthopedist, she was diagnosed with idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis.
  • If the examination is positive, referral to an orthopedist may be a better strategy than MRI because of the latter's relatively low specificity.
  • I believe this problem, however, is greatly overdiagnosed by sports orthopedists, who are used to treating inflexible football players rather than flexible swimmers.

Origin

mid 19th century (originally relating specifically to children): from French orthopédie, from Greek orthos 'right or straight' + paideia 'rearing of children'.

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