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J Craniofac Surg. 2007 Nov;18(6):1416-8.

Auricular protection after ear surgery using a door knob cover.

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  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St. Mary's Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan. nmitsu@air.linkclub.or.jp

Abstract

Resting and protection of wound surface after surgery is important in the promotion of wound healing. However, auricles protrude from the body surface, and there is hair in the surroundings. Therefore, postoperative dressing and protection require some modification. There are commercially available products for this purpose, but time is required for purchasing, and the cost is high for a product used only temporarily. In this study, we made a modification by simply using a doorknob cover for the auricular protection after surgery, and we obtained relatively good results.

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