Document Type : MEMORIAL
Mashhad university of medical sciences Mashhad, Iran
Department of Orthopaedics, Taleghani Hospital, Shahid Beheshti Univeristy of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Dr. Charles A. Rockwood was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, on September 19, 1929. He was one of the American Orthopedic Association’s (AOA) most distinguished members . Dr. Charles A. Rockwood earned his medical degree from Oklahoma University in 1956. He completed his orthopedic residency in the orthopedic department of Oklahoma University and affiliated hospital in 1961. Finally, in 2016, he celebrated 50 years of service at the University of Texas as a professor and emeritus chairman of the department of orthopedics and director of the shoulder service (3). Sadly, he died on February 1, 2022, at 92, in San Antonio, following a 60-year career. We value his six decades of contributions to the advancement of orthopedic trauma.