How Do You Tape A Finger Injury?
Broken, dislocated and sprained fingers need to be immobilized to prevent further injury. The best way to do this is to tape the finger injury with a splint. A splint is a simple device that uses sticks or other hard materials to hold an injured body part in position. Check for compound finger fractures. A compound fracture is typically easy to spot because the bone will be sticking out of the skin. Just cover the wound, do not tape the finger and get to the hospital. Control any bleeding. Elevate the finger, apply pressure to the wound and then cover with a bandage before attempting to tape a finger injury. Remove any rings or bracelets the injured person is wearing. If the finger or hand begins to swell, rings and bracelets can slow circulation and cause further damage. Keep the finger in the position it is in. Moving the finger to another position can worsen breaks and fractures or worsen bleeding. Find something stiff to use as a splint. Sticks, pieces of rigid plastic and even tig