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Serena's Knee Problems (SERIOUS THREAD- SERIOUS POSTS ONLY!)

Serena has complained on and off about her knee since she returned last year from her surgery lay-off, including after her loss today in China. What was the original injury? Did she re-injure her knee again at some point? Does she need to have additional surgery on the knee? I'd be mighty pissed if I were Serena and I had not re-injured the knee, but it still hurt like this all time after having surgery. Any one have any info on this??

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Serena has complained on and off about her knee since she returned last year from her surgery lay-off, including after her loss today in China. What was the original injury? Did she re-injure her knee again at some point? Does she need to have additional surgery on the knee? I'd be mighty pissed if I were Serena and I had not re-injured the knee, but it still hurt like this all time after having surgery. Any one have any info on this??
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I don't even know if it is the same knee she had surgery on. She said in Canada that in trying not to overtax her ankle, she strained her knee. I don't think it is anything more serious than that. I was more curious about her ankle injury. First, it was reported as a strain, then sprain, then break. If it was broken and never casted, it would cause some problems. Even a stress fracture usually requires at least a boot for a few weeks.
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Serena has complained on and off about her knee since she returned last year from her surgery lay-off, including after her loss today in China. What was the original injury? Did she re-injure her knee again at some point? Does she need to have additional surgery on the knee? I'd be mighty pissed if I were Serena and I had not re-injured the knee, but it still hurt like this all time after having surgery. Any one have any info on this??
Good questions.

Yes the knee is a re-injury. I do not think it has totally been rehabilitated for an athlete; therefore she cannot train at the standards she is accustomed to.



Surgery on the same knee? I am not sure. However, before that determination the physical therapist/doctor would have to make sure that all prescribed rehabilitation exercises and other prescribed actions were done and followed as scheduled.
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I heard that the reason she has been playing a reduced schedule is not a knee injury - it's that the knee has been cast as one of the hosts on FOX's new prime time show, When Celebrity Body Parts Go Bad. Consequently, the knee has been in Hawaii for three months shooting the first series, alongside its co-host, Nathalie Tauziat's left buttock.
Serena is said to very proud of her knee's role and is considering a side-career in knee presenting and fashion jobs. Rumour has it the knee has also been invited to commentate alongside John McEnroe at next year's Australian Open.

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Serious thread? Very pretentious here, it only means it won't last for long........
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Silly me, trying for a grown up serious thread!

Thanks to all have some info about the thread topic!!!

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Silly me, trying for a grown up serious thread!

Thanks to all have some info about the thread topic!!!
Do not despair, some people would come. There are people here who want cogent and serious discussion.

Others stay away because insults in a thread like this would be out of order.
Or they are not just interested.
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I love Serena...But i have to be honest here...Her knee will feel a whole lot better once she drops the 25 lbs of flab...Anyone including me that's had knee surgery will tell you that losing weight helps a lot...Extra weight just increases the stress on the joint....The knee pain is an effect...The root cause of her issues is her weight gain...If she gets fit her knee will be fine...
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I love Serena...But i have to be honest here...Her knee will feel a whole lot better once she drops the 25 lbs of flab...Anyone including me that's had knee surgery will tell you that losing weight helps a lot...Extra weight just increases the stress on the joint....The knee pain is an effect...The root cause of her issues is her weight gain...If she gets fit her knee will be fine...

I'm sure dropping a good 20 would help her out.... Problem is now it is a viscious circle... she cant train cause her knee is fucked up and she cant lose the #s cause she cant train..... She should get in the pool and start swimming laps....

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I'm sure dropping a good 20 would help her out.... Problem is now it is a viscious circle... she cant train cause her knee is fucked up and she cant lose the #s cause she cant train..... She should get in the pool and start swimming laps....
Suggestion.

Everything needs to be done to make sure the knee is completely healed and rehabilitated, and that it can sustain her training regiment. There is no shortcut.

If she was not an athlete, she could get away with it because she would not be putting too much exertion on it and she would be fine for her everyday routines.
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What was exactly her injury initially? hope she recovers soon and completely. even if she's far from being my fave player. She's great for tennis. Good luck to you Serena!
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