buddy taping

Immobilization of fingers or toes adjacent to one that is fractured or otherwise injured; BT 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 immobilized for 2 weeks or more if there is also distal dislocation

buddy taping

Orthopedics Immobilization of fingers or toes adjacent to one that is fractured or otherwise injured; 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 immobilized for 2 wks or more if there is also distal dislocation

buddy taping

Securing a digit to the one next to it. It is a form of splinting used to treat toe and finger injuries.
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Nondisplaced fractures can often be managed with buddy taping.
Nonoperative management consists of a period of splinting followed by buddy taping and early motion, with clinical healing usually occurring in four to six weeks.