Tuesday, February 24, 2009
What is an ALT flap?
The ALT flap is a very common, workhorse, flap used for various soft tissue reconstructionl. ALT stands for AnteroLateral Thigh flap. It is a skin flap that is harvested from the lateral thigh with the main blood vessels coming from the Deep Femoral Artery with a branch called the Lateral Circumflex Vessels.