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Table 1 Allocation of pedicled and free flaps to different recipient areas

From: Reimbursement for reconstruction by tissue transfer–a European comparison

  Flap type
Recipient area Pedicled flaps Free flaps
Head and Neck Temporofascial flap Anterolateral thigh flap
  Frontal flap Free radial forearm flap
Trunk Latissimus dorsi flap Latissimus dorsi flap
   Gracilis flap
Buttocks Gracilis flap Latissimus dorsi flap
  Gluteal rotation flap  
  Biceps femoris flap  
Upper extremity Radial forearm flap Anterolateral thigh flap
  Groin flap Lateral arm flap
   Serratus fascial flap
Lower extremity Gastrocnemius flap Latissimus dorsi flap
  Suralis flap Anterolateral thigh flap