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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 2006, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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Should Serena sue her surgeon?

The reason being it's been nearly 3 years since she had surgery on her left knee and still says it causes her pain and is the reason for withdrawing from so many tournaments. Since the injury her movement has never recovered! Though, of late her 'weight' has been affecting this.

But, the bottom line is should she sue because they obviously didnt do a good job?
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Absolutely not, here is why : (Aready posted this in another thread)


The surgeon can use as defense that Serena did not follow his/her advice or prescription during the rehabilitative period of her recovery.
The medical staff could use as evidence a segment of their reality show where Serena acknowledges this after arguing with her physical therapist about some exercise. Surgery was just the beginning of her healing, the recovery process is as important as the surgery itself.

A law suit could be messy and distracting to her career.
I say, she should really focuss on gettting back in shape by religiously following her physical therapist or doctor advice.
She needs a serious attitude adjustment about these things.

She has too many immature, "yes" people around her who cannot tell her that she may be throwing her career away.

Where is Richard when you need him?
With all due to respect to Oracene, I always had the impression she is acting more as a friend than as a mother.
Yes, Serena is an adult now, but i don't think she is as mature as she should be to make the right decision at this critical point (she will be 25 soon, time is running out fast) in her career.
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The reason being it's been nearly 3 years since she had surgery on her left knee and still says it causes her pain and is the reason for withdrawing from so many tournaments. Since the injury her movement has never recovered! Though, of late her 'weight' has been affecting this.

But, the bottom line is should she sue because they obviously didnt do a good job?
:retard: Might as well don't have a surgery at all...

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Oh give me a break already!

If that's the case, then Chanda
would be swimming in it!

Why the hell do you think so many athletes
don't want to go under the knife if at all possible!

Their is always a HUGE risk that that body part
may never be what it once was.

Look at Safin, having knee trouble but
doesn't want to have surgery.

IMO, Serena will always have some knee issues for the
rest of her career but it's managable as we've seen
her comeback and win a Slam and other titles.
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That isn't the reason :retard: The whole knee thing came on because so much pressure was going on it when she injured her ankle.
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post #6 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 2006, 02:54 PM
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All that weight gain isn't helping Serena's knee either! The weight has got to go!
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 2006, 03:00 PM
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You don't know if he did anything wrong. Just because she's not back to 100% normal doesn't mean he botched the surgery, it may have been a problem that was potentially not fixable with surgery, but she tried anyway. Everything posted about him, he's the best in the business. That doesn't mean he works miracles. I would hope Serena did everything he told her to do for rehab, although apparently some say she hasn't.

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post #8 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 2006, 03:09 PM
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Yes, she should. And I suggest when she shows up in court and testifies, she wears this


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Do you honestly think that her knee is the only reason why she isn't coming back? I love Serena, but the girl needs to rethink her priorities, or just stop playing with her fans.

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:retard:

How the hell do you know whether they did a good job or not? Were you there during the surgery?Specifically what part of the joint was operated on, and what procedure was undertaken?What was the pre-op assessment, and the chances of success?

Post-op rehab is an important part of getting the joint to function well again. It'll never be the same again, but you can get the joint to recover to a point where it can tolerate stresses again by a proper diet and careful physiotherapy and excercises. From what i've seen of Serena's recent weight gain,and dietary habits i'd say she probably has to blame herself.

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She could sue something else....

No.
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Where is Richard when you need him?
What makes you think Richard's not happy with the decisions his girls are making? He's always said how he wants them to be business women and continue their education. In fact, last year at Wimbledon, he didn't seem bothered at all by their playing less tennis. He even said it was just fine with the family. Eventhough they are grown now, Richards opinion still has plenty of influence on them and what he thinks is still important to them. I have no doubt that their business ventures are greatly encouraged by him more than tennis.

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But, the bottom line is should she sue because they obviously didnt do a good job?
The woman can walk can't she?
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she should sue Mcdonalds
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post #15 of 24 (permalink) Old Mar 17th, 2006, 09:51 PM
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It might not be fair to accuse the doctor... I've seen lots of knee surgeries from family members & friends & I know that the surgery is only fully successful if it is accompanied by 100% effort in rehab. Sadly, I don't think Serena put enough work into her fitness & rehab as she should have...
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