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Meaning of orthopedics

or•tho•pe•dics

Pronunciation: (ôr"thu-pē'diks), [key]
— n.
  1. the medical specialty concerned with correction of deformities or functional impairments of the skeletal system, esp. the extremities and the spine, and associated structures, as muscles and ligaments.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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