LARS stands for Ligament
Augmentation and Reconstruction System.
LARS artificial ligaments are made from an industrial
strength polyester fibre which has the ideal characteristics
for ligament replacement. Each type of LARS ligament contains
a specific number of lengths of fibres, depending on the
intended use. The number of fibres is specific to the
ligament that they are made for as they mimic the natural
This structure is placed alongside the damaged ligament,
and provides an ideal scaffold for the normal healing
tissue to grow into, rather like ivy growing up a tree.
The new tissue quickly covers the synthetic fibres of
the artificial ligament, and replaces the damaged parts
of the injured ligament.
The design of the LARS ligament differs greatly from the
older types of ligaments, and LARS has been in clinical
use for 15 years with excellent results and no reported
cases of causing inflammation in the knee.
LARS - Ligament Augmentation and Reconstruction System