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Cauliflower ear-did you know what it was before this thread?

Old 02-24-05, 12:14 PM
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Cauliflower ear-did you know what it was before this thread?

I don't want to give it away before you have a chance to vote.

So I'll post some pix and story after a few posts.

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Usually associated with boxers, as my understanding goes.
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yes, thanks to chuck palahniuk.
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Originally Posted by Bronkster
Usually associated with boxers, as my understanding goes.
or wrestlers
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or male porn stars that have scenes with women that have bone crushing thighs and tend to smufficate people.
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I do know what it was. We were always warned about it in wrestling and had to wear head gear.
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Yes. I've worn head gear to avoid it in jiu-jitsu.
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I hadn't heard boxers, but have seen it with wrestlers.







Wrestlers Cauliflower Ear; Care & Prevention

Anthony Donatelli, M.D.


The technical name for this condition is perichondral hematoma.

It is caused by sudden blunt trauma to the ear when a hand, foot, head or even the wrestling mat comes in contact with the ear. There is separation of the tissue planes of the ear. This space fills with blood from ruptured capillaries.

The pressure created by this hematoma is painful and the swelling is unsightly. Uncorrected, ( though considered a badge of honor by many in our sport!), the hematoma turns to scar tissue and calcifies. The calcium is an irritant and calcium has been associated with cancer in later life.


The procedure performed in this office, taught to me by the legendary Dr. Bob Fallot, is as follows:

1. Needle aspiration of the fluid.
2. Infusion of a steroid into the evacuated space ( to further reduce capillary bleeding) for 1 minute.
4. Aspiration ( removal ) of steroid.
5. Clamping ( to promote hemostasis - to help stop further bleeding ).
6. “Casting” of the ear tightly held in place with tape ( to prevent re-accumulation of blood into the space.

The ear is rechecked every 4 days ( until healed ) and the procedure repeated as necessary.

Recognize that due to the repetitive traumas in our sport, the potential for re-accumulation of blood is great. The best time to fix an ear is as soon as possible; but there is a several day window to do the procedure.

The longer time elapses, the greater the potential for scarring and calcification. ( I have a small cauliflower ear from my free-styling days in college that has calcified due to non-treatment.

This injury is practically completely preventable by wearing headgear. Traditionally, head gears are worn in matches and in most live wrestling. The majority of ears I’ve fixed have been due to non-live wrestling drills in practice and free styling. Headgear should be worn whenever working with a partner. Prevention of Cauliflower Ear is the easiest, least painful and best route by far.

There very few doctors on Long Island who perform this particular procedure developed by Doc Fallot. The procedure takes a fair amount of time. Those of us that fix Cauliflower Ears, generally, do it as a labor-of-love and “give-back” to the sport we love.





I've heard from some wrestlers that they're "proud" to have ears that looked chewed up.








I've seen much worse than that photo. Ears that were hardly there at all and looked like a pit bull had chewed them off.








http://longislandwrestling.org/liwa/...iflowerear.htm
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Here's another:




Proud and honorable indeed.
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WOW

I did NOT know what this was. Interestingly enough, my college interview was done by the Wrestling coach (a really nice guy!), and I wondered what was up with his ears.

Now I know!

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yup, i saw it on the simpsons
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Yes.

I knew wrestling.

Yet another reason I didn't want to wrestle.

-pedagogue
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Originally Posted by Birrman54
WOW

I did NOT know what this was. Interestingly enough, my college interview was done by the Wrestling coach (a really nice guy!), and I wondered what was up with his ears.

Now I know!

birrman54

You should have asked! He would have be so proud he'd have gotten you a scholarship.
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Originally Posted by pedagogue
Yes.

I knew wrestling.

Yet another reason I didn't want to wrestle.

-pedagogue

I never wanted to roll around grabbing other sweaty guys so I was very opposed to it.
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Chocolate Cauliflower ear-did you know what it was before this post?



YEE-OUCH!

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Yes. I don't have it, but I know a few people who do.
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B.A.:
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A couple of my wrestling buddies from college have it. Not really a big deal to them. They view it as a "battle wound" of sorts.
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Originally Posted by Buford T Pusser
I never wanted to roll around grabbing other sweaty guys so I was very opposed to it.
That was my #1 reason...amongst many others.

-pedagogue
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Steppin' into Eden... yeah Brother!
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I'll step, with pleasure...Cutie-Pie!





THEEK!

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I sat behind some wrestlers in high school. It's nasty looking.
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Yet another thing I learned from reading comic books -- good old Puck from Alpha Flight had cauliflower ear. Thanks, Stan Lee!
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Originally Posted by JasonF
Yet another thing I learned from reading comic books -- good old Puck from Alpha Flight had cauliflower ear. Thanks, Stan Lee!
I'm shocked that you admit to reading "Alpha Flight."

(Then again, I knew about it from Puck, too. But, uhm, I only read Alpha Flight when Wolverine guest-starred. Yeah, that's it...)

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