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Daniel Curry, an actor starring in the Broadway musical about Spider Man, suffered an almost crippling injury on the set. The New York Times reports that Curry’s foot was snagged in a mechanical stage lift and that surgeons had to displace three fourths of his foot.

In addition to the removal and replacement of a large majority of his foot, three places in both the foot and leg were pulverized requiring pins and plates. The actor is forced to uses crutches and wears a boot for orthopedic reasons.

Curry states that he, at one point, really believed he was going to die. “I was praying through those moments, and just trying to stay as calm as possible.”

As a result of his injuries, Curry has lodged a complaint and is suing the producers of the show; Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris, for negligence. The dancer/actor is not sure if he will ever dance again.

Surgery is a last resort; however, if you believe you are in that you need a surgical procedure on your foot or ankle, contact a podiatrist like Dr. Jill Hagen of New Jersey. Dr. Hagen can diagnose your problem and provide appropriate care for all your foot needs.

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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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Englewood, New Jersey. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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louis nixLouis Nix III at 6’2”, 331-pounds nose tackle for Notre Dame has dropped far in his NFL prospects, but not as far as predicted. The trouble started when he felt some minor knee pain during the recent BCS National Championship, which lingered and worsened through 2013. He was diagnosed after that with tendonitis and a torn meniscus.

The surgery that was required to fix the problem which put Nix out of his season. In an effort to come back from the injury, he received cutting-edge platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and further surgery. The injections were proposed in an effort to help him prepare for the workouts he would be facing coming back in and trying to get ready for the NFL Draft. Thankfully, Nix seems to be recovering well due to his extensive surgery and injections. He is ranked 22nd overall on the Bleacher Report.

Returning to sports is not impossible. If you sustained a foot or ankle injury and have been out on the sidelines as a result, see podiatrist Dr. Jill Hagen of New Jersey. Dr. Hagen can help you get back into the game.  

Getting Back into Sports after Foot and Ankle Injuries

Sprained ankles are a frustrating and painful ordeal many athletes go through. Recovery from a sprained ankle usually involves the RICE method. This includes:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

In addition, athletes should consider wearing an ankle brace in order to keep the ankle stabilized and alleviate any pain as it heals.

Stress fractures that occur in the foot and ankle come in two types. This includes stable and displaced. Stable stress fractures do not consist of any shifting in bone alignment while displaced stress fractures involve bone ends that do not line up.

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If you have any questions, please contact our office in Englewood, New Jersey. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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