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What is an im injection in the vastus lateralis of a term neonate?
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Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Vastus lateralis
Vastus lateralis is the name of the large muscle in the thigh region.

In brief: Vastus lateralis
Vastus lateralis is the name of the large muscle in the thigh region.
Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Upper/outer/muscle
Injections need to go into a tissue that will allow proper dispersion of the medication and avoid important nerves or blood vessels.
The upper outer aspect of the thigh is over the vastus lateralis muscle. Injections into this area are relatively safe and accomplish this goal.

In brief: Upper/outer/muscle
Injections need to go into a tissue that will allow proper dispersion of the medication and avoid important nerves or blood vessels.
The upper outer aspect of the thigh is over the vastus lateralis muscle. Injections into this area are relatively safe and accomplish this goal.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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