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podiatry

 [po-di´ah-tre]
the specialized field dealing with the study and care of the foot, including its anatomy, pathology, medical and surgical treatment, and other aspects. adj., adj podiat´ric.

po·di·a·try

(pō-dī'ă-trē),
The specialty concerned with the diagnosis and/or medical, surgical, mechanical, physical, and adjunctive treatment of the diseases, injuries, and defects of the human foot.
[pod- + G. iatreia, medical treatment]

podiatry

/po·di·a·try/ (pah-di´ah-tre) chiropody; the specialized field dealing with the study and care of the foot, including its anatomy, pathology, medicinal and surgical treatment, etc.podiat´ric

podiatry

(pə-dī′ə-trē)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the human foot. Also called chiropody.

po′di·at′ric (pō′dē-ăt′rĭk) adj.
po·di′a·trist n.

podiatry

[pədī′ətrē]
Etymology: Gk, pous + iatros, healer
the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and other disorders of the feet. Also called chiropody in Canada.

podiatry

The field of healthcare dedicated to understanding the anatomy, mechanics and pathology of the foot, and the diagnosis and treatment of its diseases

podiatry

Chiropody, podology The field of health care dedicated to understanding the anatomy, mechanics, and pathology of the foot, and diagnosis and treatment of its diseases. See Podiatris.

po·di·a·try

(pŏ-dī'ă-trē)
The health care specialty concerned with the diagnosis or medical, surgical, mechanical, physical, and adjunct treatment of the diseases, injuries, and defects of the human foot.
Synonym(s): chiropody, podiatric medicine.

podiatry

Chiropody. Currently the usage is mainly American.

Podiatry

A medical specialty concerned with treating diseases, injuries, and malformations of the feet.
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podiatry

the term that is now generally used to include chiropody, traditionally the practice of caring for the health, and treating disorders, of the feet. Now a paramedical profession responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and management of conditions of the feet and lower limbs. The input of podiatrists in sport is increasing with the greater understanding of the role of biomechanics of the lower limb in the prevention and treatment of injury. Biomechanical assessment may, for example, suggest the benefit of custom-made insoles to partially correct an abnormality. See also orthoses.

po·di·a·try

(pŏ-dī'ă-trē)
The health care specialty concerned with the human foot.
Synonym(s): chiropody.

podiatry (pədī´ətrē),

n a health profession that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and other disorders of the feet.
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