Charles A. Rockwood, Jr., M.D., Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Orthopaedic Department, Director, Shoulder Service, UTHSCSA. He worked closely with DePuy Orthopaedics in the development of the Global Shoulder Arthroplasty System and a post-operative home-based exercise rehabilitation program for the shoulder. In addition, he has led his team of investigators in developing the Global Fx prosthesis with DePuy specifically designed to treat fractures of the shoulder, the Conservative Anatomical Prosthesis and the Cuff Tear Arthropathy Head. Dr. Rockwood has authored numerous journal articles and audiovisual presentations and has served as editor of several textbooks, including seven editions of the three-volume text, Fractures and four editions of the two-volume text, The Shoulder.
Dr. Rockwood graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine in 1956 and completed his Orthopaedic residency at the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Oklahoma and affiliated hospitals in 1961.
His academic honors include fellowship in shoulder surgery with Dr. Charles Neer in New York City, recipient of the American-British-Canadian Fellowship Award in 1967, Honorary Fellowship, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland (1993) and induction into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1996. He served as President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 1984-85 and president of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons in 1985-87. Dr. Rockwood is a member of numerous national medical associations and an honorary or corresponding member in numerous international medical associations. He served as a Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve.