We report a case of a near-complete amputation of the forefoot of a 20-year-old man as a result of a motorboat propeller injury sustained in a saltwater river. He was treated with open reduction, percutaneous pinning, extensor tendon repair, and an extended course of antibiotic prophylaxis. We review the literature regarding motorboat propeller injuries to the foot and ankle.
- high-energy injury
- motorboat propeller
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine