The purpose of this update is to discuss, in summary fashion, topics presented at selected orthopaedic meetings and reports published in related orthopaedic journals during 2002. The sources for this review are articles published in
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American edition) and
The Journal of Arthroplasty. The podium presentations mentioned in this article include those given at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (held in Dallas, Texas, on February 13-17, 2002), on Specialty Day at the meeting of The Knee Society (held in Dallas, Texas, on February 16, 2002), at the Interim Meeting of the Knee Society (held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 19-21, 2002), and at the meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (held in Dallas, Texas, on November 1-3, 2002).