II. Associated Conditions

III. Management: Repair

  1. See Field Nerve Block of Ear (Auricle Anesthesia)
  2. See Laceration Repair
  3. Precautions
    1. Minimize Sutures through cartilage (risk of cartilage ischemia)
    2. Skin should completely cover cartilage with closure (otherwise risk of perichondritis)
  4. Indications to refer to Otolaryngology or Plastic Surgery
    1. Laceration involving ear cartilage
    2. Large Lacerations (esp. >3 cm) may require grafting

IV. Complications

  1. Ear deformity

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