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Irish Sunday Mirror - - YOUR HEALTH - Send us YOUR op to mir­ror.co.uk/myop

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

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