Actor Daniel Curry, who was to be featured in a Spiderman-themed Broadway musical, suffered an injury on the set that was so severe it could potentially cripple him for life. The New York Times reports that Curry’s foot was caught in a mechanical stage lift.
As a result, surgeons had to displace three fourths of Curry’s foot while three places in both Curry’s foot and leg needed pins and plates. The actor is now on crutches and wears a boot for orthopedic reasons. “I was praying through those moments, and just trying to stay as calm as possible.” Curry says, afraid he was going to die during the trauma. Sadly, the dancer and actor may never dance again.
When Is Surgery Necessary?
Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:
– Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
– Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
– Reconstruction to attend injuries caused by accidents or malformations
What Types of Surgery Are There?
The type of surgery you receive will be dependent on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:
– Bunionectomy for painful bunions
– Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
– Nerve removal for painful nerve endings
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