orthopedic

adjective
or·​tho·​pe·​dic | \ ˌȯr-thə-ˈpē-dik How to pronounce orthopedic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly orthopaedic

Definition of orthopedic

1 : of, relating to, or employed in orthopedics an orthopedic surgeon orthopedic shoes
2 : marked by or affected with a skeletal deformity, disorder, or injury an orthopedic condition people with orthopedic problems

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Other Words from orthopedic

orthopedically \ ˌȯr-​thə-​ˈpē-​di-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce orthopedically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of orthopedic in a Sentence

She was wearing orthopedic shoes.

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The evidence supporting orthopedic use is weak, Chen said, and health insurance won’t pay for it. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego stem cell clinic StemGenex faces class action lawsuit," 2 July 2019 The medical device company sprung from the $14 billion mega merger between two orthopedic powerhouses, Zimmer and Biomet, in 2015. Fortune, "Zimmer Biomet Holdings," 1 July 2019 Treatment options are limited to physical therapy to slow degeneration and surgery to correct orthopedic weaknesses. Orla Mccaffrey, Dallas News, "Boston research company bets on UT Southwestern researcher's gene therapy," 18 June 2019 The hospital sent letters to patients that said those who had orthopedic or spine surgeries were at risk for contracting hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV. Jessica Seaman, The Denver Post, "Checkup Denver: More than 60 patients file lawsuit against Porter Adventist Hospital," 17 June 2019 There were sweaters for sale and necklaces, kitchen goods, orthopedic devices, canes, knee braces, adult diapers. Neil Shea, National Geographic, "Tokyo became a megacity by reinventing itself," 12 June 2019 Lorraine Day, for instance, an orthopedic surgeon who antagonized the staff of 5B with her controversial views about AIDS transmission, comes off as an almost cartoonish villain. Pat Padua, Twin Cities, "Documentary ‘5B’ tells moving story of first hospital ward exclusively for AIDS patients," 14 June 2019 Lorraine Day, for instance, an orthopedic surgeon who antagonized the staff of 5B with her controversial views about AIDS transmission, comes off as an almost cartoonish villain. Pat Padua, Houston Chronicle, "Moving ‘5B’ AIDS documentary also manipulative," 13 June 2019 Then an orthopedic surgeon would drill a small hole into the bone, allowing blood and bone marrow cells to seep out and create a blood clot that formed repair tissue. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "Fast-growing Vericel finds success on two fronts: knee surgery and burn care," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of orthopedic

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for orthopedic

French orthopédique, from orthopédie orthopedics, from orth- + Greek paid-, pais child — more at few

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orthopedic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of orthopedic

medical
: used in the treatment of illnesses and injuries that affect bones and muscles
: affecting bones or muscles

orthopedic

adjective
or·​tho·​pe·​dic
variants: or chiefly British orthopaedic \ ˌȯr-​thə-​ˈpēd-​ik How to pronounce orthopaedic (audio) \

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

Other Words from orthopedic

orthopedically or chiefly British orthopaedically \ -​ˈpēd-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce orthopaedically (audio) \ adverb

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