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Figure 1: (a) Freestyle harvesting of the ALT flap. The midpoint of a straight line between the ASIS and the lateral patellar area is drawn (black line). The midpoint of the width of the defect is centered to predetermined midpoint (green line in the medial is accepted as the border, the width of the defect is accepted as between two green lines). The initial incision is made at a length of 10 cm, approximately 2 cm medial to medial green line (red line). (b) During dissection through the deep fascia, Group III perforators (green) are preserved until Group I and II perforators are seen. If Group I and II perforators are not found, the dissection is continued with the previously found Group III perforators. In the absence of a suitable perforator, the dissection is advanced medially for Group IV perforators. ALT: Anterolateral thigh, ASIS: Anterior superior iliac spine

Figure 1: (a) Freestyle harvesting of the ALT flap. The midpoint of a straight line between the ASIS and the lateral patellar area is drawn (black line). The midpoint of the width of the defect is centered to predetermined midpoint (green line in the medial is accepted as the border, the width of the defect is accepted as between two green lines). The initial incision is made at a length of 10 cm, approximately 2 cm medial to medial green line (red line). (b) During dissection through the deep fascia, Group III perforators (green) are preserved until Group I and II perforators are seen. If Group I and II perforators are not found, the dissection is continued with the previously found Group III perforators. In the absence of a suitable perforator, the dissection is advanced medially for Group IV perforators. ALT: Anterolateral thigh, ASIS: Anterior superior iliac spine