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1. pertaining to the correction of deformities of the musculoskeletal system.
2. pertaining to orthopedics.


, orthopedic (ōr'thō-pē'dik),
Relating to orthopedics.


/or·tho·pe·dic/ (-pe´dik) pertaining to the correction of deformities of the musculoskeletal system; pertaining to orthopedics.


Refers to surgery on the supporting structures of the body-bones, joints, ligaments, muscles.
Mentioned in: Kyphosis


Relating to orthopedics.
Synonym(s): orthopaedic.

orthopedic (ôr´thōpē´dik),

adj pertaining to the correction of abnormal form or relationship of bone structures. May be accomplished surgically (orthopedic surgery) or by the application of appliances to stimulate changes in the bone structure by natural physiologic response (orthopedic therapy). Orthodontic therapy is orthopedic therapy applied through the teeth.


pertaining to orthopedics.

orthopedic implant
see implant.

Patient discussion about orthopedic

Q. Can flat feet be repaired by surgery? I have flat feet and I’m looking for all sorts of treatments for it- I heard there is a surgery for it- is it helpful?

A. As far as I know- they don’t treat flat feet that are asymptomatic. So first of all check if it bothers you. secondly there are 2 kinds of flat feet- rigid and flexible. There are different and treated differently. Not always a surgery (which is very painful and costly) is needed– I went to a Rolf method therapist by the advice of my orthopedic and it’s much better now. Ask an orthopedic.

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NASDAQ: FACT), announced that it will host an Orthopedics Conference today, February 13, 2007, at the Marina Village Conference Center in San Diego.
Orthofix previously announced it will give a presentation at the Second Annual First Albany Orthopedics Conference on Tuesday, February 13th in San Diego.
Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences may include, but are not limited to, unanticipated expenditures, changing relationships with customers, suppliers and strategic partners, risks relating to the protection of intellectual property, changes to the reimbursement policies of third parties, changes to governmental regulation of medical devices, the impact of competitive products, changes to the competitive environment, the acceptance of new products in the market, conditions of the orthopedic industry and the economy and other factors described in the most recent report on Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed by Orthofix with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Peppers is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who exclusively limits his practice to spine surgery and spinal disorders.
Hann noted, "The orthopedic implant market continues to expand as a result of several dynamics.