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orthopedic

An orthopedic surgeon is one who operates on bones and muscles to fix them.

The word orthopedic comes from the Greek orthos meaning "straight, correct" and paideia meaning "rearing of children." The term was originally used for children and the kind of treatment they received for skeletal deformities like bow legs or knock-knees. An orthopedic shoe is one that is supposed to help correct the deformed bones and support the weakened muscles of a foot.

Definitions of orthopedic
  1. adjective
    of or relating to orthopedics
    orthopedic shoes”
    synonyms: orthopaedic, orthopedical
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