A prospective study of donor-site morbidity after anterolateral thigh fasciocutaneous and myocutaneous free flap harvest in 220 patients.

@article{Hanasono2010APS,
  title={A prospective study of donor-site morbidity after anterolateral thigh fasciocutaneous and myocutaneous free flap harvest in 220 patients.},
  author={Matthew M. Hanasono and Roman J. Skoracki and Peirong Yu},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={125 1},
  pages={209-14}
}
BACKGROUND The anterolateral thigh free flap may be harvested as a fasciocutaneous perforator flap or as a myocutaneous flap by including variable amounts of the vastus lateralis muscle. The authors sought to determine the donor-site morbidity associated with both types of flap dissection. METHODS Between 2005 and 2008, the authors performed 220 reconstructive operations using the anterolateral thigh free flap. Complications and donor-site function were evaluated prospectively. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING