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orthopedic surgery


Definition: the branch of surgery that embraces the treatment of acute and chronic disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including injuries, diseases, dysfunction, and deformities (orig. deformities in children) in the extremities and spine.

See Also: orthopaedics

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