Preventing cauliflower ear with a modified tie-through technique

R. J. Dimeff, D. O. Hough

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Abstract

Hematoma following trauma to the external ear is a common problem among wrestlers and boxers. If the hematoma is not treated promptly, infection, fibrosis, scarring, and calcification may develop, leading to the gross deformity known as cauliflower ear or wrestler's ear. Evacuation of the hematoma followed by compression of the auricle is commonly regarded as the treatment of choice. However, fluid frequently reaccumulates after this procedure. The authors describe a tie-through suture technique in which a collodion packing is secured to the auricle with two buttons. Multiple treatments for fluid reaccumulation are rarely necessary when this technique is used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-173
Number of pages5
JournalPhysician and Sportsmedicine
Volume17
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989

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Hematoma
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Suture Techniques
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Fibrosis
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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Preventing cauliflower ear with a modified tie-through technique. / Dimeff, R. J.; Hough, D. O.

In: Physician and Sportsmedicine, Vol. 17, No. 3, 1989, p. 169-173.

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Dimeff, RJ & Hough, DO 1989, 'Preventing cauliflower ear with a modified tie-through technique', Physician and Sportsmedicine, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 169-173.
Dimeff, R. J. ; Hough, D. O. / Preventing cauliflower ear with a modified tie-through technique. In: Physician and Sportsmedicine. 1989 ; Vol. 17, No. 3. pp. 169-173.
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