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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
- President American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine 1988
- Chairman Orthopaedic Section of New York Academy of Medicine
- 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.
- 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.
- Fitzgibbons, Ruth Miller (October 31, 1977). "Visible Means of Support". New York Magazine. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
- "Dr. Leon Root, Orthopedic Surgeon, who wrote advice books, dies at 86," New York Times, September 22, 2015.
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