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08-06-2024 | ORIGINAL ARTICLE

A Comparative Study of Composite Versus Double Flap Technique for Repair of Traumatic Split Earlobes

Authors: Supratim Mondal, Jitender Kumar Aurora, Parul Tandon, Himanshu Chauhan, Shamita Tiwari, Shivansh Shekhar

Published in: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

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Abstract

Background

Ear piercing is a common practice in all over the world and can result in complications such as torn or cleft earlobes. This study aimed to compare two surgical modalities for correction of earlobe splits; the Composite Closure technique and Double flap technique in terms of aesthetic results, preservation of original orifice, and prevention of relapse. It also assessed the possible superiority of one technique over another.

Materials and Methods

12 patients aged 25–61 years were randomly selected and treated with Composite Closure Technique (Group A) or Double Flap Technique (Group B) under local anesthesia. Clinical evaluation was done post operatively on 14th and 90th days.

Results

All patients had good post-operative outcomes, with preserved ear lobe thickness and minimal scar in both the methods. Data was entered in Microsoft Excel Sheet format and subjected to statistical analysis using SPSS Version 23. Comparisons were made using statistical tests to determine statistical significance.

Conclusion

Both the techniques offered good post operative results. The need for re piercing was avoided and proved to be well accepted by the patients.
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Metadata
Title
A Comparative Study of Composite Versus Double Flap Technique for Repair of Traumatic Split Earlobes
Authors
Supratim Mondal
Jitender Kumar Aurora
Parul Tandon
Himanshu Chauhan
Shamita Tiwari
Shivansh Shekhar
Publication date
08-06-2024
Publisher
Springer India
Published in
Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
Print ISSN: 0972-8279
Electronic ISSN: 0974-942X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12663-024-02221-5
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