History of LARS
More than 25 years ago, the orthopaedic surgeons have faith in the artificial ligaments but their enthusiasm was abruptly stopped as systematic and dramatic failures were observed using synthetic ligaments so often in mechanical, biological and conditioning aspects. At that time, the majority of surgeons has anathematized the artificial ligaments because these implants were not safe.
In parallel if the gains of the ligament surgery using autografts are unquestionable, this surgery also experienced failures complications or disadvantages.
This situation explains why the LARS Company has developed a new and novel artificial ligament by recognizing and addressing the causes of failures and complications of the former artificial ligament.
LARS ligaments are intended for the intra or extra-articular reconstruction of ruptured ligaments to mimic the normal anatomic ligaments fibers. The intra-articular longitudinal free fibers resist fatigue and allow fibroblaste ingrowth, the extra-articular woven fibers provide strength on resistance to elongation.