What is an ear wound?
Simply put, an ear wound is a cut of the ear. The injury can involve only the skin or be more complicated by injury to the underlying cartilage. If the cartilage is damaged it will need to be repaired to achieve the best cosmetic appearance. A common example of an ear wound is a torn earlobe.
How do ear wounds occur?
Ear lacerations are commonly encountered from trauma, often related to sporting injuries or animal bites. If they occur in the workplace, they are usually considered to be work-related injury. Read more about our Workers Compensation Plastic Surgeon.