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MEET THE DOCTORS 2018

Dr. Hamilton and Dr. Osborne will be in:

 EUROPE: February 2018
NYC: April 25
ORLANDO: April 26
HOUSTON: April 27
Risks of Surgery for Surfer’s Ear
Figure 1: Schematic of the external and internal structures of the ear depicting surfer’s ear. The exostoses or bony outgrowths are protruding into the external ear canal.

Risks of Surgery for Surfer’s Ear

Surfer’s ear, also known as exostosis, is an abnormal growth of bone inside the ear canal. These growths produce symptoms such as trapping of water and wax, which can lead…

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The Dangers of Untreated Exostosis / Surfer’s Ear
Figure 1: Normal ear canal and ear drum (left). Exostoses protruding into the ear canal and obscuring the view of the ear drum. Wax can be seen adhering to the exostoses (right).

The Dangers of Untreated Exostosis / Surfer’s Ear

Surfer’s ears (also known as exostoses) take years to form, and occur with chronic exposure to cold water or air. It is common in swimmers and surfers who dip their…

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Surfer’s Ear Treatment: Chisel vs Drill
Image 1: Normal external ear canal and eardrum (left). Surfer’s ear or exostoses visibly protruding into the external ear canal and obscuring the ear drum. Grains of sand are also visibly adherent to the exostoses (right).

Surfer’s Ear Treatment: Chisel vs Drill

Surfer's ear (also known as exostoses) are bony ear canal growths that occur when the ear is routinely exposed to cold water and air. Many surfers, swimmers, and water adventurers…

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