Whilst the radial forearm free flap (RFFF) is well known and tested, this group of surgeons from Sunderland, UK, discuss their experience with a comparable flap. They advocate the medial sural artery perforator flap (MSAPF), with a long pedicle if required and donor site primary closure as advantages over the RFFF. It also has the lack of bulk that is sometimes desired in a reconstruction. They speculate that its lack of popularity may be to do with concerns over poor perforating vessels, which was not the case in their n=6 series. Perhaps we will be hearing more of this free flap in oncology multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) up and down the country in the near future.