Vaughan-Jackson Syndrome Questions & Answers

Updated: Mar 25, 2019
  • Author: John A McAuliffe, MD; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

What is the pathophysiology of Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

What are the risk factors for Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

What is the prevalence of Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

What is the prognosis of Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

What is included in patient education about Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

What are warning signs of impending tendon rupture in Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

Workup

What is the role of radiography in the workup of Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

What is the role of MRI in the workup of Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

What is the role of ultrasonography and CT scanning in the workup of Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

What is included in the preoperative evaluation for Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

Treatment

What is the role of medications in the treatment of Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

What is the role of direct repair of ruptured tendons in the treatment of Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

How is Vaughan-Jackson syndrome prevented?

What is the role of tendon continuity restoration in the treatment of Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

What is the role of bridge grafts in the treatment of Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

What is the role of tendon transfer in the treatment of Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

What is included in postoperative care following surgery for Vaughan-Jackson syndrome?

What are the possible complications of Vaughan-Jackson syndrome surgery?