The proximal pedicled anterolateral thigh flap for lower limb coverage.
Although primarily considered as a versatile free-flap donor site, the anterolateral thigh can also be a source of a local muscle perforator flap. This attribute has previously been rarely considered for lower limb coverage. This small series of 3 additional cases demonstrates the usefulness of a proximal pedicled anterolateral thigh flap for medial and lateral thigh wounds. This flap can also be part of a combined flap, in particular when transferred with the vastus lateralis muscle as a local chimeric flap. The peninsular version of the anterolateral thigh local flap avoids venous congestion and is very reliable. The orthograde pedicled anterolateral thigh muscle perforator flap should be considered as another useful alternative for any upper thigh wound if a flap is essential.
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Hallock G. G. (2005). The proximal pedicled anterolateral thigh flap for lower limb coverage. Annals of plastic surgery, 55(5), 466–469. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.sap.0000184462.04343.e6
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery