Welcome to Lars Ligament.com
a licensed LARS website.
We advise and assist patients with sports injuries and
ligament replacements, including knee surgery, and joint
replacements for the shoulder, ankle, and elbow. We provide
you with surgeons that specialize in Patella Tendonitis
Treatment, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction,
Arthroscopy Of The Knee, Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery,
Total Knee Replacement, Shoulder Injury & Rotator
LARS® (Ligament Augmentation and Reconstruction System
- Dijon, France) is a system of synthetic ligament devices
applicable to a range of applications from Posterior Cruciate
and Anterior Cruciate reconstruction to Achilles Tendon
and Acromio-Clavicular repairs. Designed to mimic the
normal anatomic ligament fibres, the intra-articular longitudinal
fibres resist fatigue and allow fibroblastic ingrowth.
The extra-articular woven fibres provide strength and
resistance to elongation.
LARS products are approved by Health Canada since September
1993. They are the result of research, which began in
1985 and led to its use in 1992 by orthopaedic surgeons
all over Europe and around the world. LARS products have
been certified and approved by several countries, however,
it has not been yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration
in the United States.
Why LARS Ligaments?
So why should
you choose a LARS Ligament Surgery
instead of the more common surgies to
repair ligament injuries?
Artificial ligaments can provide a quicker
return to normal, or even sporting activities.
Tissue does not have to be removed from
the patient for use as a graft.
The patient does not have to receive
tissue from another person to repair
their injury.Artificial ligaments come
in different shapes and sizes and can
therefore be matched to the size and
requirements of the patient.
are some of the many Advantages of the
LARS Ligament compared to other surgeries.
• Rapid Recovery
- Minimal invasive surgery. No long
period of immobilization required. Full
range of motion after 3 weeks. No muscular
• Less Pain -
90% of patients feel no pain postoperatively
• Less Swelling
- 95% of patients have no swelling or
light swelling tendencies postoperatively
• Less Restrictions
- 86% of patients have no minimal restrictions
postoperatively. No patients report
moderate to severe restrictions postoperatively.