Definition of "orthopedics" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • The branch of surgery concerned with disorders of the spine and joints and the repair of deformities of these parts (noun)

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Use "orthopedics" in a sentence
  • "In Canada … orthopedics is pretty good … you can get reconstructive knee surgery fairly quickly by good orthopedic surgeons."
  • "It took an expert in orthopedics (who was taking one of his classes) to enlighten him."
  • "One quick question, about acquisition outlook for 2009, do you guys have any specific guidance or some additional details on what area that you guys may be looking for in terms of padding some extra assets here; historically it seems like the orthopedics has been the key target."