A 44-year-old member asked:
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what is the difference between the terms "skeletal" and "orthopaedic"?

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Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Defined: Skeletal refers to that which relates to the bony elements of the body, including bones, joints, and ligaments. Orthopedic refers to the field of musculoskeletal medicine, derived from the literal latin meaning leg.
Answered on Aug 26, 2012

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