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.[1] 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.[2] He died at the age of 86 in September 2015.[3]


Selected awards[edit]

Selected Writings[edit]

  • 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.


  1. ^ Hufford, Susan; Zaslow, Michael (September 2005). Not That Man Anymore: A Message from Michael. iUniverse. p. 95. ISBN 978-0-595-34050-7. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  2. ^ Fitzgibbons, Ruth Miller (October 31, 1977). "Visible Means of Support". New York Magazine. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Dr. Leon Root, Orthopedic Surgeon, who wrote advice books, dies at 86," New York Times, September 22, 2015.