Victor is a sweet boy, about ten or eleven years old, with the biggest brown eyes. He lost his index finger, and severed the tendon of the middle finger leaving it useless to him. To restore function to his right hand, Dr. Di Francesco performed a surgery which I found absolutely fascinating.
In this photo, Victor has already been given anesthesia and is asleep. But the doctors want further insurance against pain, so anesthesiologists Dr. Heidi Withrell and Dr. Grant Rodney are stimulating nerves in his shoulder to determine which is the one to which they will apply a "block," a sort of local anesthetic which deadens that nerve.