Correct spelling for the English word "orthopaedic" is [ˌɔː_θ_ə_p_ˈiː_d_ɪ_k], [ˌɔːθəpˈiːdɪk], [ˌɔːθəpˈiːdɪk]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).What does orthopaedic mean?
Orthopedics comes from two Greek words, ortho, meaning straight and pais, meaning child. Originally orthopedic surgeons dealt with bone deformities in children, using braces to straighten the child's bones.Is it orthopedics or orthopaedics?
Both, Orthopedics (or Orthopaedics) is the field of surgery which involves treatment associated with bones and muscles. Medically, the term ‘orthopaedics’ is considered to be correct, while the term ‘orthopedics’ is the most accepted one in general usage.