Acute Management of Auricular Hematoma: A Novel Approach and Retrospective Review.
Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 2012
Abstract ABSTRACT:: This retrospective case series is used to describe a refined technique for the aspiration and drainage of auricular hematoma that is simple, cost-effective, and allows for rapid recovery.
Patients, all high school males participating in competitive wrestling, were enrolled voluntarily after risks and benefits were discussed, and consent was obtained.
Criteria for enrollment included acute auricular hematoma of at least 2 cm in size with occurrence no greater than 3 weeks before presentation, and no overt signs of infection.
Patients underwent alcohol cleansing followed by injection of 1% lidocaine, and hematoma aspiration with an 18-gauge catheter.
It is simple, cost-effective, and provides rapid recover with a comparable complication rate than other procedures described.
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A technique to treat wrestlers' auricular hematoma without interrupting training or competition.
A novel technique for treating auricular hematomas in mixed martial artists (ultimate fighters).