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Surfer wipe out by predator fish

Abstract

Needlefish injuries, commonly reported in the Indo-Pacific region, have not been previously reported along the European coastlines. This case report describes a penetrating injury to the heel of a professional surfer during competition off the Portuguese coast. Diagnostic as well as therapeutic recommendations are made.

  • foot
  • marine injuries
  • needlefish
  • injuries
  • surfing

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