buddy taping

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buddy taping


A popular term for immobilisation by taping or tightly wrapping a fractured or otherwise injured finger to an adjacent unfractured finger or toe which acts as a splint.

Buddy taping is used for injuries of the proximal interphalangeal joint with incomplete collateral ligament tearing, where the affected finger is taped to an adjacent “buddy” and immobilised for 2 weeks or more if there is also distal dislocation.

Synonym Buddy wrapping  

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_wrapping

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