Complications of Ear Piercing: Perichondritis and Ear Disfigurement
Figure 1: Perichondritis of the right ear that has progressed to chondritis (right). Note the discoloration, inflammation, and grainy appearance of the skin compared to the normal left ear (left).

Complications of Ear Piercing: Perichondritis and Ear Disfigurement

  Body piercing has become more popular and less taboo in recent years. With an increase in piercing there has been a concomitant increase in complications .One area particularly at…

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Orbital Floor Blowout Fracture – Treatment Options
Figure 2a,2b. An example of a patient presenting with a right orbital floor blowout fracture. Bruising and limited eye movements secondary to swelling are common clinical presentations (top). CT scan demonstrates common findings of a blow out fracture with evidence of a depressed right orbital floor (bottom).

Orbital Floor Blowout Fracture – Treatment Options

  What are my treatment options for an orbital blowout fracture? Question: I currently play baseball for my local university and was injured during our last game a few days…

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Cryotherapy and Keloid Treatment
Figure 1. Keloid lesion behind the right ear before and after cryotherapy treatment. Notice regression of the keloid after one treatment. (Courtesy of Drs. Yaron Har-Shai, Z.Paul Lorenc, cyroshape.com)

Cryotherapy and Keloid Treatment

Is cryotherapy an effective treatment for keloids? Question: A few years ago I had surgery to remove a small growth from my ear. A few months after the procedure I…

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Cheekbone Fracture/ Zygoma Treatment Options
Figure 1: Schematic of structures comprising the cheekbone area (top). Areas commonly fractured during a cheekbone fracture (bottom).

Cheekbone Fracture/ Zygoma Treatment Options

  What are my treatment options for a cheek fracture? Question: A few days ago I was playing soccer with my friends and was accidentally kicked in the face. I…

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