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.
General pediatricians can treat the stable, nondisplaced middle and proximal phalangeal fractures by splinting them for 2-3 weeks, then buddy taping (taping the injured finger to an adjacent finger) them for 3-4 more weeks as needed for pain and function.