Austin Talley Moore (1899–1963)

Austin Talley Moore (1899–1963) was an American orthopedic surgeon.

Austin Moore was a pioneer in the use of the femoral-head prosthesis and Vitallium

On September 28, 1940 Austin Moore and Harold Ray Bohlman (1893–1979) published an early report on metallic hip replacement in a patient. They introduced the process of fixing the femoral head to a stem that would fit the proximal femur medullary canal.

  • Born on June 21, 1899 Ridgeway, South Carolina
  • 1924 – Graduated, Medical College of South Carolin; then internship at Columbia Hospital
  • 1925-1927 University of Pennsylvania with Professor A. Bruce Gill
  • 1927 – Orthopedic surgeon, Columbia Hospital
  • 1928 – Founded the Moore Orthopedic Clinic
  • Died 1963

Medical Eponyms
Austin Moore Hip Prosthesis (1942)
Austin Moore Hip Prosthesis 1
Moore arthroplasty

Associated persons

Major Publications
Austin Moore prosthesis on 1951 Chrysler Imperial convertible
Austin Moore prosthesis on his 1951 Chrysler Imperial convertible



Eponymous terms



the person behind the name

Dr Conor O'Reilly, MB BCh BAO BComm, University College Dublin / Dublin City University, Ireland. In Australia working in Emergency Medicine with an interest in Sports medicine

BA MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM. Emergency physician, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

One comment

  1. Dr. Moore was a cousin of mine. The family called him Tal. I was so young when he and Dr. Lunceford operated on me (I was 14) that I called him Dr. Moore.

    I remember several things about him, like he apologized for not being a plastic surgeon. And that the nurses were scared of him, in case they should make a mistake. He was inolerant. And how he gave a nurse hell when he realized the “candy” he’d bit down on was actually a little ball of soap. And how he tweaked my big toe which made me hurt like hell. I loved Dr. Moore and Dr. Lunceford.

    Is there a group of people online who were operated on by him?

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