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Just as an orthodontist corrects crookedness in the teeth, an orthopedist corrects crookedness in the skeleton. Orthopedics is formed in part from the Greek word for "child", and many orthopedic patients are in fact children. But adults also often have need of orthopedic therapy, as when suffering from a joint disease like arthritis or when recovering from a broken arm or leg.
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ORTHOPEDICS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of orthopedics for English Language Learners
medical : a branch of medicine that tries to prevent and correct problems that affect bones and muscles
medical Definition of orthopedics
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