Simple Definition of orthopedic
: used in the treatment of illnesses and injuries that affect bones and muscles
: affecting bones or muscles
Examples of orthopedic
She was wearing orthopedic shoes.
Variants of orthopedic
Origin of orthopedic
French orthopédique, from orthopédie orthopedics, from orth- + Greek paid-, pais child — more at few
First Known Use: 1840
Medical Definition of orthopedic
1: of, relating to, or employed in orthopedics <orthopedic surgery> <orthopedic casts>
2: marked by or affected with a deformity, disorder, or injury of the skeleton and associated structures
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