The goal of the FOLLOWKNEE project is to propose a totally innovative workflow for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) as an answer to the changes in the demographic population for the next 20 years: Younger, more active but overweighed patients. TKA is one of the most common surgical procedure in orthopedics. By 2030, the demand is expected to grow up to 700% .
The Followknee project aims at defining a set of technological solutions to decrease the number of revisions: a personalized implant design adapted to each patient anatomy, the use of augmented-reality in the operating room to optimize the surgical techniques, and the integration of a new generation of sensors in the implant to improve postoperative follow-up. These innovations will have a significant impact among several actors: patients, surgeons, hospitals, manufacturer, and insurances.
This work is partly supported by the ANR within the "Investissement d'Avenir" program under the reference ANR-17-RHUS-0010.