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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

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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(1.) Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report 2015.
There were 78,914 episodes of care associated with 8,988 orthopedists, and 661,553 episodes associated with 85,842 primary care physicians.
When it comes to why these specialists recommend supplements to patients, top reasons were often related to the physicians' specialty: among cardiologists, lowering cholesterol, maintaining healthy cholesterol, and general heart health; among dermatologists, skin, hair, and nails; and among orthopedists, bone health, joint health and musculoskeletal pain.
Nonetheless, today many orthopedists operate on such defects using mosaicplasty, autologous chondral transplantation, or a growing number of 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.
On the basis of these findings, primary care physicians and three participating orthopedists began referring patients with fragility fractures directly to the rheumatology clinic, which ran the osteoporosis service.
I have been to orthopedists and podiatrists and have used orthotics to reduce my over-pronation.
Orthopedists are a high-risk group, as they often treat trauma patients, and bone can easily puncture rubber gloves.
Though the joining up of doctors is found in a number of specialities now, it appears to have become widespread of late among the orthopedists in central Arkansas.
As managed care companies continue to realign the marketplace, wooing general care physicians, high-priced specialists, such as cardiologists and orthopedists, are feeling the pinch.
But he would not advise renting to orthopedists 'because they mean ramps, wheelchairs and ambulettes."
Orthopedists (bone doctors) surgically insert these metal odds and ends into more than 400,000 broken-boned Americans each year.