Orthopedist in Sports Medicine, Role of

The field of orthopedics is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of derangements of the bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles. The first reference to the term was in 1741, in Orthopaedia: Or the Art of Correcting and Preventing Deformities in Children. The author, Nicholas Andry, derived the term from the Greek words ortho (straight) and paedia (rearing a child). The origins of orthopedics are intimately related to the treatment of skeletal deformity in children.

The first orthopedic hospital was established in 1780 by Jean-Andre Venel for the treatment ...

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