Stability

Providing immediate strength and stability to the repair(1,2)

  • No plastic deformation even up to loads of 2440N(3)
  • No ligamentisation period
  • Fixation with titanium interference screws

lars ligament

Versatility

Patented free-fibre designs used in a variety of indications

  • Knee, shoulder, foot and ankle, hip and tumour applications
  • Conservative anatomical restoration
  • Refined surgical techniques and instrumentation(4,5)

lars fasteners

Recovery

Faster rehabilitation and return to activity (6)

  • No donor site morbidity, weakness or pain(7)
  • Early mobilisation(1,2)
  • Novel fibre treatment process facilitates excellent tissue in-growth(8,9,10)

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References:

  1. Zhong-tang Liu & Xian-long Zhang & Yao Jiang & Bing-Fang Zeng. Four-strand hamstring tendon autograft versus LARS artificial ligament for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction IntOrthop (SICOT) - 2009
  2. Li B, Wen Y, Wu H, Qian Q, Wu Y, Lin X. Arthroscopic single-bundle posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction:  retrospective review of hamstring tendon graft versus LARS artificial ligament.  IntOrthop. 2009 Aug;33(4):991-6LARS laboratory testing.
  3. Data held on file, Corin Group PLC 2013.   
  4. Parchi et al, 2013. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with LARS artificial ligament results at a mean follow-up of eight years. International Orthopaedics (SICOT)
  5. Ranger et al. 2011. Evaluation of reconstructive surgery using artificial ligaments in 71 acute knee dislocations. Int Orthop.
  6. Papadopoulos et al., 2011. Treatment of unstable knee anterior cruciate ligament deficiency using the new generation LARS artificial ligament: long-term follow-up of 162 operated knees in 155 patients. Presented at: AOA, Rotorua, New Zealand 
  7. Ardern et al., 2010: Hamstring strength recovery after hamstring tendon harvest for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a comparison between graft types. Journal of Arthroscopy.
  8. Tabrizian M., et al. (1996)., Technical report: Evaluation of synthetic LARS knee ligaments, Biomechanics and Biomaterials Research Group, École Polytechnique de Montréal, pp.1-34. 
  9. Guidoin et al., 2000. Analysis of retrieved polymer fibre based replacements for ACL. Biomaterials. 
  10. Pelletier and Durand. Human fibroblast culture: in vitro study. Institut National de Recherche Appliquée (INRA) test report. Data to file. Corin Group 2005

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