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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr11.2009.2465.
Published online 2010 May 6. doi:  10.1136/bcr.11.2009.2465
PMCID: PMC3047524
Reminder of important clinical lesson

Website malfunction: a case report highlighting the danger of using electrical insulating tape for buddy strapping

Abstract

A case of injury to the third web space of the right hand of a rugby player, as a result of buddy strapping with electrical insulating tape of the little and ring finger, is presented. A deep laceration of the web space and distal palmar fascia resulted, necessitating wound exploration and repair. This case highlights the danger of using electrical insulating tape as a means to buddy strap fingers.


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