pediatric orthopædics?

Milton   Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:49 pm GMT
Hi, I would like to know the correct American spelling:

pediatric orthopedics?
pediatric orthopædics?
pædiatric orthopædics?

Both words have æ in UK, because they have the same origin (Greek''pæd'', meaning: a child)...
Pub lunch   Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:06 pm GMT
Milton I have no idea but my money would almost certainly be on the Americans having dropped the a (afetr the p).

I'd say google it sunshine.
Travis   Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:48 pm GMT
In the US that'd be "pediatric orthopedics", for the record.
Guest   Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:38 pm GMT
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - AAOS
American Orthopaedic Association
Travis   Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:03 pm GMT
That is probably like the American theater people who will refer to theater with "theatre"; just because they use that usage does not make such normal American spelling.
Uriel   Sat Mar 15, 2008 10:44 pm GMT
You will see both in the US, but the simpler form is more common.