At 19 I was diagnosed with joint hypermobility syndrome – my joints go beyond the normal range and I get injured easily.
I’d already had two shoulder ops after dislocations. Then I returned from a ski trip in February 2016 with knee pain and swelling.
It left me immobile and was so frustrating as I love to travel and do volunteer and missionary work. I thought it was a torn ligament but consultants told me I needed a knee replacement. I met orthopaedic surgeon Mr Mark Emerson and opted for a partial one so I could continue my active lifestyle. It took place at Spire Leeds Hospital in May 2017. After initial pain, I was back to work and in my heels six weeks later. Karen Lovatt, 52, Wakefield, Yorks