Dr. Asif Ilyas, a hand and wrist surgeon, was about to close his patient’s wound. But first he offered her the opportunity to behold the source of her radiating pain: a band of tendons that looked like pale pink ribbon candy. With a slender surgical instrument, he pushed outward to demonstrate their newly liberated flexibility.
"Staying Awake For Your Surgery? Don’t Panic If You Hear ‘Oops’" is from the March 25, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Jan Hoffman and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.