Vastus lateralis injection site on the anterolateral thigh
Photograph of an infant’s thigh, showing the vastus lateralis injection site on the anterolateral thigh. The infant is seated (slightly reclined), with their leg up and slightly bent. The injection site is about halfway between the knee (lateral femoral condyle) and the top of the femur (greater trochanter).

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Figure. Subcutaneous injection into the deltoid area

Last updated: 
12 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
12 June 2018