LARS in the Shoulder Joint Acromioclavicular Dislocation
The LARS range includes two
sizes of acromioclavicular ligaments; their use depending
on patient weight and sporting activities. The LARS ligament
acts as a reinforcement to allow the coracoclavicular
ligament to heal and grow into the synthetic fibres. They
allow immediate mobilisation with no material through
the joint. The fixation is via two bony tunnels and not
an “over-the-top” approach, thus reducing
The use of loop techniques offers the possibility of an
earlier return to work especially in younger, active patients
or ones with a high-grade dislocation.
rotator cuff patches are indicated for large defects,
forming a strong bridge over the humeral head. The ligament
is fixed proximally onto the remnants of the rotator cuff
muscles, and distally into tunnels drilled in the top
of the humerus in abduction with screws. When the arm
is back in aduction the patch pulls the cuff over the
top of the humeral head into normal anatomic placement.
The ligament comes in two sizes to be compatible with
patient weight and activity.