Orthopaedics or Orthopedics in Miami?


What is the difference or are they the same?

Orthopaedics comes from two Greek words “orthos” –meaning straight- and “paideion” – meaning children. A French physician, Nicholas Andry, coined the term in his publication Orthopedie in 1741. The Americanized spelling of orthopaedics is Orthopedics, so they are the same thing.

Orthopedics is the medical treatment related to the body’s musculoskeletal system, comprised of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, nerves and tendons.

Our doctors at S.F.I.Orthopaedics located at our East Kendall and Homestead, Florida offices strive to help you with any of your orthopedic problems.

Above is an illustration of the “crooked tree” which Andry illustrated within his text has become the symbol for numerous orthopaedic organizations around the world. The “Tree of Andry” symbolizes musculoskeletal abnormalities and how orthopaedic treatments straighten them out.