Keeping these girls pretty in the gym.
Posted by Ryan Bader on Thursday, January 21, 2016
Check out this video of top UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader helping out a friend from his gym. Bader’s teammate looks to have suffered a hematoma on her ear and helps her out by draining it with a needle and syringe.
Bader uploaded the video to his Facebook page where he captioned the post, “Keeping these girls pretty in the gym.”
From WebMD on cauliflower ear:
The term cauliflower ear refers to a deformity of the ear caused by blunt trauma or other injury, such as what may occur during a boxing or wrestling match. Left untreated, the injury leads to a blockage that prevents blood flow and damages tissue. This results in a bumpy or lumpy appearance on part of the ear, similar to a cauliflower. Early treatment can help prevent permanent deformity.
The most common cause of cauliflower ear is a hit to the ear — or repeated hits to the ear — that leads to hematomas, or small collections of blood that clot and block the flow of blood and nutrients. These can also occur when skin is pulled away from cartilage, the semi-rigid tissue that gives the ear its shape.