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Prep and Drape Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap

last modified on: Mon, 04/29/2024 - 09:44

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see also: Prep and Drape - Radial Forearm and Pectoralis Major Free FlapPrep and Drape - Osteocutaneous Fibula Free FlapPrep and Drape for Latissimus Dorsi Free and Pedicled Flap also relevant for scapula flap

Note: last updated before 2018

  1. Standard prep, 10% provodone iodine
  2. Drape
    -Prepare the head and neck separately
    -The patient should be supine. A small roll may be used under the ipsilateral hip, but is not required.
    -Prepare the operative leg to include the anterior superior iliac spine and the patella - one must be able to visualize ASIS to patella
    -Towels (stapled) to expose the anterolateral thigh, as far laterally as possible
    -Split sheet
  3. Some attendings prefer an endotracheal tube which is prepped and sutured to the midline in the field prior to tracheotomy