This product allows you to make a mold of your ears before you get cauliflower ear. You now have a perfect mold of your natural ears! If your ears hurt after training or have recently been drained, you can wear your EarSplintz to provide light even compression that is perfectly contoured for your ears to prevent fluid accumulation and stop cauliflower ear.
Consumers now can purchase the same products doctors use to treat ear injuries. Our cauliflower ear compression splint kit is a great tool used by athletes to protect their ears from fluid accumulation.
This product allows you to make a mold of your ears before you get cauliflower ear. You now have a perfect mold of your natural ears! If your ears hurt after training or have recently been drained, you can wear your EarSplintz to provide light even compression that is perfectly contoured for your ears to prevent fluid accumulation (acute hematoma).
Here’s How it Works:
Our Ear Stabilization Kit now has 20% more impression material, so each kit will make 2 molds of each ear.
1 Right Support Assembly
1 Left Support Assembly
1 Canister of Impression Material Base
1 Canister of Impression Material Catalyst
Head Wrap for securing splits
Perfect for all athletes participation is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), wrestling, grappling, boxing / striking, rugby, MMA or anyone who wants to stop cauliflower ear at home.
Where did this Idea Come from?
The effectiveness of the medical use of ear splints has been studied for nearly two decades and was first published in the Journal of Athletic Training. Here’s the intro the 1992 article titled “A Simple Splint for Wrestler’s Ear”
“Wrestler’s ear, an acute hematoma of the external ear is commonly associated with wrestlers and other athletes who engage in contact sports. It may occur even when the protective ear gards are being used. The syndrome is frequently difficult to treat adequately because of patient noncompliance. The necessary post aspiration compression dressing is time-consuming to apply, often impossible to replace accurately and frequently is an embarrassment to the patient. Commonly, its use is discontinued early; therefore, reoccurrence of the hematoma results.
We, and others have experimented with various techniques for making a compression splint for the ear. Casual discussion with Allen Montoye DDS, in 1987, led us to try a dental elastomeric impression material. The molded impression can be easily removed for bathing and readily and accurately reapplied by the patient, resulting in a high degree of compliance with the treatment program. In many cases, with care, the splint has been you safely by athlete to return to athletics within a few days.
Beginning in March 1987, we treated consecutive series of 23 patients without complication, with an average return to full activity of 3 days. There was only one recurrence and it responded successfully to repeat treatment.
Keating TM, Mason J. A Simple Splint for Wrestler’s Ear. J Athl Train. 1992;27(3):273–274.
We simply built upon their research to make everything formatted specifically to be medically safe for the ear and designing a kit for the mold to rest in and create its own pressure as it clasps together, rather than needing to wrap the entire head in gauze. Having everything ready and together in one cauliflower ear kit allows anyone without any medical background to make a simple mold of the athlete’s ear preferably before the ear has experienced any damage. With the mold made, a wrestler, BJJ practitioner, or contact athlete simply needs to wear the kit for a few hours after training (never wear while training or competing) when the ear is sore to prevent it from ever taking on fluid.
As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
As cited in the original study and future studies. Our kit will work to help a damaged ear heal even if it has already filled and subsequently had the cauliflower ear drained. (We do not recommend self draining cauliflower ear at home, please consult a medical professional before making medical decisions.) That being said, once the ear has filled, recovery is more painful and time-consuming (days vs hours) than preventing it in the first place.
We know that there are many ways to create pressure for the ear, clothespins, tightly wrapping the head, clamps, and magnets for the ear, however, none of these options take into account the original shape of the ear, protect the whole ear at once (so the fluid doesn’t simply flow around the magnet and fill another part of the ear), nor do they have a way of regulating the specific pressure needed for your individual ear.
Since it is molded SPECIFICALLY to each athlete’s ear in a 360-degree mold, both front and back, the original shape is easy to keep and the pressure is custom to be firm enough to prevent the ear from filling while soft enough to be the least painful option available at home or on the market.
EarSplintz is also the only option that creates compression inside the ear canal preventing the worst case scenario, loss of hearing from cauliflower ear.
Last but not least. One of my absolute favorite things about this kit is that, since we have more than enough material for you to mold both your right and left ear twice (4 ears worth), you can keep a second mold in the freezer to wear after training as a cold compress!
This is about the most soothing thing when your ears are burning after a hard night of grappling.
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