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

Other Words from orthopedic

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

Examples of orthopedic in a Sentence

She was wearing orthopedic shoes.
Recent Examples on the Web Roberts herself was shot in two parts of her leg and needs ongoing orthopedic treatment. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, 28 July 2022 The mother of six has injuries will require ongoing orthopedic treatment. Laura Rodríguez Presa, Chicago Tribune, 28 July 2022 Bodies may contain metals like silver, platinum, and cobalt from orthopedic implants and mercury from dental fillings. William Ralston, Wired, 26 July 2022 Data was then compared to previous, similar studies to explore orthopedic trauma and safety protocols. Phoebe Wall Howard, USA TODAY, 1 July 2022 Emergency surgeries like chest tube placement, gallbladder removals, and appendectomies, as well as orthopedic surgeries like knee and hip replacements, are first practiced on cadavers. Monique Brouillette, Popular Mechanics, 23 June 2022 Walton, despite his estimate of 27 orthopedic surgeries, the balky feet, a nose broken 14 times, teeth knocked out at least 10 times, was named the NBA’s sixth man of the year. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 June 2022 For athletes, the leading injuries were orthopedic in nature. al, 13 July 2022 Part of the shooting appears to have occurred inside an orthopedic facility on the building's second floor, Dalgleish said. Tim Stelloh, NBC News, 1 June 2022 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthopedic. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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variants: or chiefly British orthopaedic \ ˌȯr-​thə-​ˈpēd-​ik How to pronounce orthopedic (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 orthopedic (audio) \ adverb

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