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  • By: Elliot P. Robinson, Dino Samartzis & Francis H. Shen
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

An orthopedist is a physician who practices in the field of orthopedics, which is the branch of medicine concerned with disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The word “Orthopedics” comes from the Greek words “orthos”, meaning “straight”, and “paedia” meaning “child,” which ...

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