The most common question is “What is Cauliflower Ear?” The Medical term is that a complication of an auris hematoma / perichondrial hematoma, or traumatic auricular hematoma. This is a condition that occurs when the external portion of the human earsuffers a blow or sudden impact, blood clot or other collection of fluid which will build under the perichondrium. Then this will cause a separation in the ear cartilage from the overlying perichondrium that supplies its nutrients, causing the section of the ear to die and resulting in the formation of fibrous tissue in the overlying skin. As a result, the outer ear becomes permanently swollen and deformed, resembling the shape and look of a cauliflower, giving the natural name to the ear as “Cauliflower Ear”.
The Cauliflower Ear Condition is most common among wrestlers, MMA - mixed martial art athletes and forwards in ruby and any other form of combat or full contact sports that the ear sections are not protected.
For some young athletes, however, a cauliflower ear is considered a "badge of courage" or experience and too many reflects their toughness and courage. But the long term affects and overall appearance as the athlete becomes more mature, will change. So protecting the ear region during training or competition is a very important, for the overall health and visual appearance of ones ears.
EAR GUARD / EAR PROTECTION
Kimurawear has created a form of Ear Guard / Ear Protection – named ReAactive Ear Guard. These Ear Guards consist of a lightweight but durable plastic rubberized insert to protect each ear, with an ultra-soft neo-foam breathable covering. These Kimurawear Ear Guards are designed to protect the ears and to be worn in Wrestling, Rugby, MMA - many Mixed Martial Arts and other contact sports to help prevent this condition of cauliflower ear.
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