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What is Orthopaedics ?

Orthopaedics is concerned with correcting deformities caused by disease of or damage (including trauma) to the bones and joints of the skeletal system. This may involve surgery, as well as other techniques e.g. manipulations and traction.

Syndesmology (concerning joints and their components) is a discipline within the area of orthopaedics.

More about Orthopaedics:

The adjective used to refer to orthopaedics is "orthopaedic".

For more information about bones and the skeletal system see our pages about the Structure and Functions of Bones and Disorders of the Skeletal System.

See also our glossary entry for "Orthopaedics" in the glossary section about "Medical Disciplines".

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