Patellar tendon reconstruction using LARS ligament: surgical technique and case report

Strategies Trauma Limb Reconstr. 2011 Apr;6(1):39-41. doi: 10.1007/s11751-010-0101-0. Epub 2011 Jan 14.


Neglected patella tendon ruptures require reconstruction using tendon grafts. The LARS ligament has been successfully used in cruciate and collateral knee ligament reconstruction. We present a technique using LARS ligament for the reconstruction of a chronic patella tendon rupture in a low-demand patient. The result after 1-year follow-up was deemed successful.

Keywords: Extensor mechanism; LARS; Patellar tendon; Reconstruction; Rupture.