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.

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