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

Soulat Naim, Nikolaos Gougoulias, David Griffiths

Keywords : Patellar tendon, Rupture, LARS, Extensor mechanism, Reconstruction

Citation Information : Naim S, Gougoulias N, Griffiths D. Patellar tendon reconstruction using LARS ligament: surgical technique and case report. 2011; 6 (1):39-41.

DOI: 10.1007/s11751-010-0101-0

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 30-04-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


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.

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