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    How do you prevent grapplers ears?

    Hey guys,

    how do you prevent yourself from looking like a damn koala bear? I have been trying an ear protector but sometimes i just dont feel the need to put one on, like in light training.

    Do you know any other good ways? Someone told me he is flexing his ears regularly and oiling them before training (now i know where this smell came from).

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    Have you ever seen someone whose ear looks bumpy and lumpy? The person might have cauliflower ear. That sure is a funny name. Let's find out more about it.

    Cauliflower ear occurs after someone gets a hit or repeated hits to the ear. Wrestlers and boxers are more likely to have cauliflower ear because their ears may be hit while they're in a match. These blows can damage the shape and structure of the outside of the ear.

    For cauliflower ear to form, the ear has to be struck hard enough for a large blood clot (lump of blood) to develop under the skin. Another way cauliflower ear can happen is when the ear's skin is stripped away from the cartilage, the flexible material that gives a normal ear its shape.

    This cartilage needs oxygen and nutrients carried by the flow of blood. A tear, severe bruise, or blood clot can block the blood flow. If that happens, the cartilage can die. Without cartilage to keep its firm, rounded shape, the ear shrivels a bit and the cauliflower look begins to appear. Once this happens, the person's ear may look like this permanently.

    You may be wondering if there's any way to prevent cauliflower ear. Wearing the right headgear when playing sports - especially contact sports - is a must. Helmets can not only save you from developing cauliflower ear but protect you from serious head injury as well. Always wear a helmet if you are biking, blading, riding your scooter, or playing any sport where helmets or other forms of headgear are recommended or required (like football, baseball, hockey, boxing, or wrestling).

    If someone receives a sharp blow to the ear, there are ways to prevent cauliflower ear. A doctor can drain the blood from the ear through a cut and then reconnect skin to the cartilage by applying a tight bandage. Sometimes stitches are needed to sew the ear if the skin is badly ripped. The doctor may sometimes give the patient antibiotics to prevent an infection. If it's caught and treated early enough, a person usually will not get cauliflower ear.

    And then they can stick to just eating the kind of cauliflower that's on their dinner plates!

    Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD
    Date reviewed: August 2007

    View the source: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/talk/q...lower_ear.html

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    Achilles Sportswear introduces Impact, the only product that helps wrestlers and rugby players prevent and treat cauliflower ear.

    Impact is a revolutionary method of tackling cauliflower ear (auricular haematoma). Replacing the scrumcap and tape, The Impact ear guard helps rugby players and wrestlers to prevent this injury and also treat ears that are already damaged. Used by professional rugby players. Make Impact part of your protective rugby kit.

    Impact forms an ergonomic barrier for the ear which cushions and absorbs damaging blows so the rugby player can avoid the repeated damage to the ear cartilage which causes cauliflower ear.

    Impact's patented system consists of a Bio-jel™ cushion which sits between the skull and the ear, absorbing compressive forces blows to the ear. An advanced Bio-film™ holds the gel cushion securely in place and protects the ear from friction and abrasion.

    View the source: http://www.cauliflowerear.co.uk/index.html

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    i heard theres also an operation you can do, where it makes it literally impossible for you to get cauliflower ear, i don't know how it works though

    my friend who's a surgeon helped some of the people at one of my clubs with it, and he had it done to himself, the only bad thing is that your ears get tougher and aren't really flexible anymore.

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    total ear-ectomy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMH
    Achilles Sportswear introduces Impact, the only product that helps wrestlers and rugby players prevent and treat cauliflower ear.

    Impact is a revolutionary method of tackling cauliflower ear (auricular haematoma). Replacing the scrumcap and tape, The Impact ear guard helps rugby players and wrestlers to prevent this injury and also treat ears that are already damaged. Used by professional rugby players. Make Impact part of your protective rugby kit.

    Impact forms an ergonomic barrier for the ear which cushions and absorbs damaging blows so the rugby player can avoid the repeated damage to the ear cartilage which causes cauliflower ear.

    Impact's patented system consists of a Bio-jel™ cushion which sits between the skull and the ear, absorbing compressive forces blows to the ear. An advanced Bio-film™ holds the gel cushion securely in place and protects the ear from friction and abrasion.

    View the source: http://www.cauliflowerear.co.uk/index.html
    Do you work for them or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrost
    Do you work for them or something?


    Absolutely not. To be honest it was something that came up in a Google search. I thought it was interesting, relevant to the topic of discussion, and perhaps a product that forum members would like to consider. I by no means intended to plug any specific product. If I did something that violates forum rules I apologize. Please let me know if I violated a policy and it will not happen again.

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    Well, I found the link useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf
    total ear-ectomy?
    I actually don't know what the operation is called, he explained it, i think it had something to do with like fusing the skin directly onto the cartilege or something so that it can't tear off and fill with blood, but I'd have to ask him about that.

    He usually just said that he neutered his ears

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    Prevent them, why would you do that? Chick dig the cauliflower ears....

    I also guarantee that if you go to BJJ/Judo/Grappling class with headgear you're gonna get laughed at. While head gear is definately smart to prevent the cauli it's generally not widely used outside of wrestling in my experience.

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