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How do you identify a ventrogluteal site?

How do you identify a ventrogluteal site?

Finding the ventrogluteal site Have your friend, family member, or caregiver, place the palm of their hand on the greater trochanter of the femur. This is the bony part that sticks out of your upper thigh near your hip. They will then locate the anterior iliac crest and place your index finger on it.

Where is Dorsogluteal located?

One of the most popular location choices for IM injections is the dorsogluteal site. This site is located above the line between the greater trochanter and the posterior superior iliac crest, with the injection to be given in the superior lateral position to that line.

Where is ventro gluteal?

The ventrogluteal injection site is an area on the most prominent part of the hip that’s considered the preferred site for intramuscular injections. Experts say it’s one of the safest areas for such injections because of the thick thigh muscles in the area. There are also fewer blood vessels and nerves in that area.

What is the difference between Dorsogluteal and ventrogluteal?

This study revealed that the mean distance of the dorsogluteal injection point to the siatic nerve is 9±2.3 cm. On the other hand, the ventrogluteal side has a thicker gluteal muscle layer and thinner fat layer and is free of penetrating nerves and blood vessels [4].

What is Z-track technique?

The Z-track method is a type of IM injection technique used to prevent tracking (leakage) of the medication into the subcutaneous tissue (underneath the skin). During the procedure, skin and tissue are pulled and held firmly while a long needle is inserted into the muscle.

What is the difference between Dorsogluteal and Ventrogluteal?

Are gluteal injections safe?

Buttock injections are not only unsafe, they’re technically illegal in the United States. The fillers used in the shots can travel to other parts of the body, with potentially fatal side effects. Unfortunately, disreputable providers may still offer these injections to make a profit, albeit illegally.

Why is the Dorsogluteal site not recommended?

However, intramuscular injections have many risks. Recent literature state that dorsogluteal site should not be preferred for intramuscular injection. Because the dorsogluteal site is close to the sciatic nevre and the superior gluteal nerve and artery and subcutaneous tissue at the dorsogluteal site is thick.