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(From Guardian Unlimited)
Patients with a painful condition that affects the joints are being urged to sign a petition to safeguard lifeline services.
Patient Kaliya Franklin says that the services at Chapel Allerton Hospital which treat fragile joints are under threat as the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is reviewing its services when the professor in charge of the specialist team retires in a few months' time.
Hypermobility syndromes (HMS) and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) leaves many sufferers facing crippling pain as a result of limbs that easily dislocate because of joints that bend in different directions.
The Hypermobility Syndrome …