Arthur Thornton Legg (1874 – 1939) was an American orthopedic surgeon.
Best known for his discovery of the hip condition known as Legg’s disease (LCPD)
The representative of the Harvard Infantile Paralysis Commission at the Children’s Hospital, Boston. He took charge of the infantile paralysis cases at the Lakeville State Sanatorium, Middleboro, Massachusetts, and was consultant to the State Department of Public Health
- Born 1874
- 1900 – Graduated, Harvard Medical School
- 1902 – Commenced orthopedic training
- 1903-1939 Children’s Hospital, Boston
- 1908 – Member, American Orthopedic Association
- Assistant professor of orthopedic surgery, Harvard Medical School
- 1933 – vice president of the American Orthopedic Association
- Died 8 July 1939
- Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (1910) avascular necrosis (AVN) of the proximal femoral head.
- Legg AT. An obscure affection of the hip-joint. Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. 1910; 162: 202–204. [Reprint: Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006 Oct;451:11-3. PMID 17038923]
- Mostofi SB. Who’s Who in Orthopedics. Springer; 2005 pp189
- Schulitz KP, Dustmann HO. Arthur Thornton Legg (1874–1939). In: Morbus Perthes: Ätiopathogenese, Differentialdiagnose, Therapie und Prognose. Springer. 1991: p8-10
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