Orthopedics in Vancouver
Orthopedics: 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. The goal of orthopedics is the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases or abnormalities related to the body’s muscles, skeleton or related tissues. Orthopedics would relate the term to the foot because in Latin pedis means foot. What was meant by the term orthopaedics when it was devised goes back to its roots: ortho-, straight + the Greek paes, child = the practice, literally, of straightening the child.
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