Traumatic Tympanic Membrane Rupture in a Mixed Martial Arts Competition

  title={Traumatic Tympanic Membrane Rupture in a Mixed Martial Arts Competition},
  author={Jeffrey D. Fields and D. McKeag and J. Turner},
  journal={Current Sports Medicine Reports},
A previously healthy 40-yr-old mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor was participating in his 23 professional bout, after which he had planned retirement from the sport. Early in the first round, he received a left hook to the right side of his head. He immediately appeared off balance and lunged for his opponent’s legs in a defensive maneuver. His opponent easily evaded the lunge, which was misdirected, and responded with a counter move, placing the subject on his back. The opponent subsequently… Expand
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