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or·tho·pe·dics

(ōr'thō-pē'diks), Although this is the correct U.S. spelling according to rule and precedent, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has officially adopted the spelling orthopaedics.
The medical specialty concerned with the preservation, restoration, and development of form and function of the musculoskeletal system, extremities, spine, and associated structures by medical, surgical, and physical methods.
Synonym(s): orthopaedics

orthopaedics

orthopaedics

Orthopedics

orthopaedics

The branch of surgery concerned with correction of deformity and restoration of function following injury to, or disease or congenital abnormality of, the skeletal system and its associated ligaments, muscles and tendons. The term derives from the Greek for a ‘straight child’, not ‘straight foot’, as is commonly thought. See also ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON.

or·tho·pe·dics

, orthopaedics (ōr'thŏ-pē'diks)
The medical specialty concerned with the preservation, restoration, and development of form and function of the musculoskeletal system, extremities, spine, and associated structures by medical, surgical, and physical methods.
[ortho- + G. pais (paid-), child]
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Through a material and visual analysis of artificial limb design, Perry demonstrates that the technological innovations of orthopedists and engineers fortified existing class and gender boundaries by providing limbs with differing physical and aesthetic potentials to men of varying social statuses: prosthetic arms for skilled artisans were designed according to function, and those for white-collar workers were adapted for cosmetic value (60).
Yet many orthopedists operate on such defects using mosaicplasty, autologous chondral transplantation, or other procedures--all imposing substantial morbidity and prolonged rehabilitation, with many more weeks of keeping weight off the joint than are entailed in ACL reconstruction.