Theresa Jarosz Alberti
[updated April 2020; check back for future updated information]
“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”: https://tinyurl.com/obesity-knees
“Functional Gain and Pain Relief After Total Joint Replacement According to Obesity Status”: https://tinyurl.com/ncbi-nim-nih-gov
“Is Obesity a Reason to Avoid Joint Replacement Surgery?”: https://tinyurl.com/harvard-obesity-article
“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!** https://danceswithfat.org/2020/03/05/resources-to-fight-joint-replacement-denials-for-fat-patients