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Definition of Orthopedist

Orthopedist: An orthopedic surgeon, a physician who corrects congenital or functional abnormalities of the bones with surgery, casting, and bracing. Orthopedists also treat injuries to the bones. Sometimes spelled orthopaedist.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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