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Hip Navigation System (HipNav)
This project is no longer active.
Head: Anthony M. Digioia
Contact: Constantinos Nikou
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Medical Robotics Technology Center (MRTC)
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery
The Hip Navigation or HipNav system is being developed jointly by West Penn Hospital's Institute for Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (ICAOS) and Carnegie Mellon University to help reduce the risk of dislocation after total hip replacement surgery. The system allows a surgeon to determine the optimal, patient-specific location for an acetabular implant (socket portion of a hip implant), and guides the surgeon to achieve the desired placement during surgery.