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Phys Sportsmed. 1994 Jul;22(7):27-32. doi: 10.1080/00913847.1994.11947664.

Managing Ear Trauma.


In brief Sports in which the ear may sustain blows or experience changes in ambient pressure can pose dangers to the ear. Possible injuries include "cauliflower ear"- classic to wrestlers- auricular lacerations, auricular avulsions, and barotrauma. Prompt treatment can preserve ear structure and function. Properly protecting the ear is the best defense against trauma.

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