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Leon Root

Leon Root

Former physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery
Leon Root
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Quick Facts

Intro Former physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery
Was Surgeon
From United States of America
Type Healthcare
Gender male
Birth 15 June 1929, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Death 21 September 2015, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.A. (aged 86 years)
Peoplepill ID leon-root
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Leon Root (June 15, 1929 – September 21, 2015) was the former Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He was President of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine in 1988. Dr. Root wrote the popular "No More Aching Back" in 1992. He died at the age of 86 in September 2015.


  • MD, New York Medical College, New York, New York, US
  • Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, US

Selected awards

  • President American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 1988
  • Chairman Orthopaedic Section of New York Academy of Medicine

Selected Writings

  • Root, L. "Surgical treatment for hip pain in the adult cerebral palsy patient." Dev Med Child Neurol. 2009 Oct; 51 Suppl 4:84-91. PMID 19740214.
  • Raphael BS, Dines JS, Akerman M, Root L.. "Long-term followup of total hip arthroplasty in patients with cerebral palsy." Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Jul; 468(7):1845-54. PMID 19924492.
  • Widmann RF, Laplaza FJ, Bitan FD, Brooks CE, Root L., "Quality of life in osteogenesis imperfecta." Int Orthop. 2002; 26(1):3-6. PMID 11954845.
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