Free flaps used for reconstruction were: Antero lateral thigh free flap (ALTF) (n=8, 40%), Radial forearm free flap (RFFF) (n=6, 30%), free latissimus dorsi (n=4, 20%), Transversus Abdominis muscle (TRAM) flap (n=2, 10%).
The main complication seen was wound dehiscence (20%) in Antero lateral thigh free flap (ALTF) (25% cases) and Lat.
There was partial graft loss on Radial forearm free flap (RFFF) donor site (n=1, 16.7%) and Antero lateral thigh free flap (ALTF) (n=3, 37.5%) that eventually healed secondarily.
According to that same article, the ALTF's mission was to support the Australian-led International Force in East Timor (INTERFET) for a period of 60 days, beginning 26 September 1999.
On 18 November, LCol Chris Colton, the Commander of ALTF, was asked, via telephone, whether either of the two Hercules aircraft had experienced any serious problem since they had been deployed to Australia in late September.
On 24 November, DND issued a news release announcing the return of the Canadian Airlift Task Force (ALTF) deployed in Darwin, Australia.
One such letter was sent to the Australian Education Minister Simon Birmingham, on behalf of the one hundred plus Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows (ALTF) asking him to reconsider.
The Australian Learning and Teaching Fellows' network (ALTF) was established in 2011 with support from the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.