Walking, taking a bath, getting dressed, and even putting on socks was difficult for Cindy Kittle. Kittle suffers from arthritis due to a condition called hip dysplasia, which means the hip socket did not completely form when she was a child. This can often lead to arthritis at a young age. Her rheumatologist – Dr. Saba Ahmed, referred Kittle to a local orthopedic surgeon. But due to the complexity of the disease, he sent her to Dr. T. Andrew Ehmke with the Midwest Institute for Robotic Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital.
Dr. Ehmke is a fellowship trained joint replacement surgeon specializing in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement. He uses the latest techniques and technological advances including robotic-assisted joint replacement with Mako™ and the muscle sparing anterior approach to hip and custom knee replacement. These advanced techniques allow his patients to not only have a shorter recovery with less pain, but also give them a joint replacement that feels more natural.