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orthopedics or·tho·pe·dics or or·tho·pae·dics (ôr'thə-pē'dĭks)
The branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments.
orthopedist or·tho·pe·dist or or·tho·pae·dist (ôr'thə-pē'dĭst)
A specialist in orthopedics.
The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the muscular and skeletal systems.