Dr. Leon Root, Orthopedic Surgeon Who Wrote Advice Books, Dies at 86

The New York Times—September 22, 2015

The New York Times commemorates the life of Leon Root, MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and former chief of pediatric orthopedics at Hospital for Special Surgery, who passed away at his home in Manhattan on Monday. Dr. Root was an extraordinary individual and surgeon who saw himself as an orthopedic family doctor who cared for patients from childhood through adulthood. In 1987, Dr. Root started the pediatric outreach program (POP), an initiative that was dedicated to preventing long-term musculoskeletal disorders and joint disabilities through early detection. Dr. Root's many other accomplishments and contributions include serving as President of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and authoring widely-acclaimed books about osteoporosis and bone health.

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