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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: or'tho-pe'diks

Definition: The medical specialty concerned with the preservation, restoration, and development of form and function of the musculoskeletal system, extremities, spine, and associated structures by medical, surgical, and physical methods.

Synonym(s): orthopaedics

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