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Discussion in 'Čeština (Czech)' started by questin, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. questin Senior Member

    Madrid, Spain
    Spanish
    Hi there!

    "Orthopedic (sometimes spelled orthopaedic) surgery is surgery performed by a medical specialist, such as orthopedist or an orthopedic surgeon, trained to deal with problems that develop in the bones, joints, and ligaments of the human body."

    Does it word traumatologist?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Enquiring Mind

    Enquiring Mind Senior Member

    UK/Česká republika
    English - the Queen's
    No comprendo, questin! Are you asking if an orthopaedic surgeon is, in English, the same as a traumatologist? If so, no. Are you asking for a translation of either of these words in Czech? There is also the issue in English that in medical terminology, a "trauma" is a sudden wound or shock caused by physical injury, or also psychological damage. Orthopaedics doesn't primarily deal with psychology.

    In short, I'm afraid your question isn't clear (to me, at least)... Can you rephrase it, please? Thanks.
     
  3. jazyk Senior Member

    Brno, Česká republika
    Brazílie, portugalština
    I don't understand the question, either.
     
  4. questin Senior Member

    Madrid, Spain
    Spanish
    Hey!
    Yes, sorry, my question was totally unclear.
    I wanted to ask if traumatologist can work in Czech as a translation for the English orthopedic.
    In short, I want to know the translation of orthopedic to Czech.
     
  5. questin Senior Member

    Madrid, Spain
    Spanish
    That's what the google translator says...
     
  6. jazyk Senior Member

    Brno, Česká republika
    Brazílie, portugalština
    There is also ortoped in Czech.
     
  7. questin Senior Member

    Madrid, Spain
    Spanish
    That it is not really the matter.
    I am asking how to say orthopedist in Czech...
     
  8. jazyk Senior Member

    Brno, Česká republika
    Brazílie, portugalština
    And I'm telling you the word is ortoped. What is (not) the matter?

    There is also traumatolog, not traumatologist. Some doctors are both. I think traumatologové are for more serious things, but I'm not sure.
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2011
  9. questin Senior Member

    Madrid, Spain
    Spanish
    Sorry, somehow I thought I had read in #6 that you were asking about what Google Translate says. Maybe I'm getting crazy. Maybe I have just to pay attention.
    Thanks!
     
  10. Tinu Junior Member

    If I'm not very much mistaken, "ortoped" (orthopedist; the older orthography "orthoped" is now used very rarely) is a surgeon who speciales in surgery concerning joints, upper and lower extremities and spine. "Traumatolog" (traumatologist), on the other hand is a surgeon dealing with immediately dangerous injuries. And, of course, as already suggested, some surgeons can be both.
     

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