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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
orthopedics \orthopedics\ n. [Ortho- + Gr. ?, ?, a child.] (Med.) The art or practice of correcting disorders or deformities of the spine and joints, or, by extension, any deformities of the human body. Syn: orthopaedics, orthopedy. [WordNet 1.5]