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Medical Term:

orthopedics

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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