Sciatic Nerve Injury Following Intramuscular Injection: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid


A 25-year-old male patient presented with foot drop indicative of a sciatic nerve injury following gluteal intramuscular (IM) injections. Blood tests and magnetic resonance imaging of his spine were within normal limits, but electrophysiological studies confirmed a partial sciatic nerve lesion. The course of the sciatic nerve in the gluteal region places it at risk for injury from IM injections. Proper technique minimizes the risk of injury.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles