Azogues, Ecuador - From this point on, Victors hand must be kept elevated, as Dr. Di Francesco and Dr. Withrell explain in this video. Notice that they comment on his cute freckles, and what a good patient he is.
Azogues, Ecuador - In this video, pressure is applied through a tourniquet and surgery starts at 10:30. You can see Dr. Di Francesco making the first incisions.
During this operation, the surgeons will harvest a section of tendon from Victor's arm, and attach it in his hand so that the function in his finger will be restored. In spite of his missing finger, Victor will now have a hand that works.
Azogues, Ecuador - 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
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.