USA Wrestling – Cauliflower Ear Prevention and Treatment – EarSplintz

USA Wrestling – Cauliflower Ear Prevention and Treatment – EarSplintz


My name is Corey James, I’m the national
team’s athletic trainer for USA Wrestling. So wrestling is an acute
injury sport right, I mean certainly we have some chronic natured injuries but
it’s mostly acute injuries. Shoulders, knees, ankles.
Now maybe underappreciated but commonly seen are ear injuries. Right, I mean we
see all the cauliflower ear on wrestlers but most of the time we seem scarred
down and mangled and looking just worn out but we’re noticing that if we can
catch him early, we can really restore the natural shape of the ear. We really
don’t have a tool that was practical and easy to apply that I could do here in
the wrestling room or in the clinic, so I was I was exposed to EarSplintz and
curious as to the product so I investigated it more and I think it’s a
phenomenal product for the general public to be able to use. You don’t have to be a
medical professional to use it you don’t have to be a surgeon a physician to use it. It comes with very detailed directions. Very easy to follow
directions. Being able to apply that in the youth setting really allows the
athletes to keep the shape of their ear better. Especially if they’re not
interested in wearing headgear and to protect the ear canal really it’s just
to sustain their career as far as ear injuries go. It’s a great product for
parents to be able to you really use at home without having to feel intimidated
by a medical product or things of that nature or finding a physician to patch
up their ear, sew up their ear. Really, it’s a nice very efficient non-invasive
way to apply steady compression. The custom molds frames that it comes with
it’s just super easy to follow super easy to apply and really once you do it
once twice it becomes second nature and really easy to do. Overseas, we can
travel with EarSplintz and make them overseas. We don’t have to worry about
having specific materials we just travel with our kits and really can apply an
EarSplint anywhere. Applying that EarSplint directly after getting it drained really does decrease the amount of fluid that comes back into the ear. They
wear it consistently for about a week. They still train during that time. They
still work out during that time and they put the EarSplintz on when they’re not
training and they really do see a decrease in swelling in that ear the
comfort of the consistent soft pressure really makes a big difference for the
athlete and compliance really. I think it’s important for,
you know, young youth wrestlers adolescents, middle school athletes, high
school athletes, to protect their ears and I think it’s more so just save time
for missing training because it is really tender your ear is tender when
you have all that pressure fluid inflammation within your ear.

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