Definition of orthopedic in US English:

orthopedic

(British orthopaedic)

adjective

  • Relating to the branch of medicine dealing with the correction of deformities of bones or muscles.

    ‘an orthopedic surgeon’
    ‘he wore a heavy orthopedic shoe on his right foot’
    • ‘Knee repair is the most common orthopedic procedure our canine companions undergo.’
    • ‘Later on, he had an orthopaedic bed set up in the cinema, so he could watch propped up on pillows.’
    • ‘My advice is to see an orthopedic foot specialist.’
    • ‘The plan was to train as a pilot and earn enough money to study orthopaedic surgery in England.’
    • ‘Remember that your pet's ability to exercise will be influenced by any concurrent health or orthopedic problems.’
    • ‘He is still consumed by the mystery of his disappearing swivelly orthopaedic chair.’
    • ‘Cardiological equipment, surgical and orthopaedic instruments, respiratory equipment, and diagnostic apparatus are among the primary imports.’
    • ‘This is a secondary resource tool that could be useful for musicians and actors who need to find help and treatment for orthopedic and eating disorders.’
    • ‘Lynskey is now head of Taranaki Health's orthopaedic team.’
    • ‘It develops and manufactures a wide range of reconstructive orthopaedic devices and floated at 111p during May 2002.’
    • ‘The specialist in orthopaedic products confirmed in December that underlying sales growth should be around 10% for the full year.’

Pronunciation

orthopedic

/ˈˌôrTHəˈpēdik/