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Orthopedics

  • 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

Orthopedics is the branch of medicine concerned with disorders of the musculoskeletal system. It is a broad field dealing not only with the vast array of congenital, traumatic, cancerous, or degenerative processes afflicting bones and joints, but also those of muscles, ...

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