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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Orthopaedics

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Children and orthopaedics

Children are central to orthopaedics. A large proportion of musculoskeletal problems originate from the early period of growth.

Even the name orthopaedics is derived from two Greek words:

  • orthos - straight
  • paidion - child.

The term 'orthopaedics' was originally from a book on the prevention and treatment of deformities in children by Dr Andry.

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