Compiled by
Theresa Jarosz Alberti


[updated April 2020; check back for future updated information]

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“A Tale of Advocacy: Two Knees and a Surgeon” — my own story about being denied knee replacement surgery, and how I fought to have both knees replaced.

Websites and Online Articles:

“Obese Patients Don’t Need to Lose Weight Before Total Joint Replacement, Study Finds”:

“Functional Gain and Pain Relief After Total Joint Replacement According to Obesity Status”:

“Is Obesity a Reason to Avoid Joint Replacement Surgery?”:

“Resources to Fight Joint Replacement Denials for Fat Patients”:  Blog post by the amazing Ragen Chastain, packed full of resources, articles, studies and experts on this topic. **A must-read for anyone dealing with this issue!**