Reports of waterskiing-related injuries are limited in the medical literature. The authors report a case of a unique waterskiing injury that progressed into a necrotizing foot infection in a well-controlled insulin-dependent diabetic. This case shows that with aggressive therapy, including hyperbaric oxygen treatments and use of a wound vacuum-assisted closure system, limbs can be saved.
Mozer, Mozer, Kujath, , , , , , (2006). A unique waterskiing injury leading to a necrotizing foot infection in an insulin-dependent diabetic. The international journal of lower extremity wounds, 2006 Jun;5(2):96-100. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16698912