Africa Science Focus

The post-injection injury you should know of

August 24, 2022 SciDev.Net Season 3 Episode 19
The post-injection injury you should know of
Africa Science Focus
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Africa Science Focus
The post-injection injury you should know of
Aug 24, 2022 Season 3 Episode 19
SciDev.Net

Intramuscular injections, ones administered directly into the muscles, are a common way to treat people around the world. But it could lead to life-changing complications if done wrongly or too frequently. 

In this episode of Africa Science Focus, we learn about gluteal fibrosis, a complication of intramuscular injections that occurs mostly in infancy and childhood and limits the functionality of affected muscles. We also learn ways we can prevent this injury in the future. 

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Intramuscular injections, ones administered directly into the muscles, are a common way to treat people around the world. But it could lead to life-changing complications if done wrongly or too frequently. 

In this episode of Africa Science Focus, we learn about gluteal fibrosis, a complication of intramuscular injections that occurs mostly in infancy and childhood and limits the functionality of affected muscles. We also learn ways we can prevent this injury in the future. 

Do you have any comments, questions or feedback about our podcast episodes? Let us know at podcast@scidev.net