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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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.