Great Doctor Ling Ran Chapter 823
"The meniscus has a longitudinal tear and a posterior horn tear. The situation is worse than we thought."
"There's also an anterior cruciate ligament injury acting as an associate injury, and it's rather serious.
"The old injuries are also quite serious."
Ling Ran asked Lu Wenbin to show the MRI scans on the screen before he explained to Lu Wenbin and Yu Yuan.
This operation was by all means, a minor operation. There were altogether six consecutive knee arthroscopy operations scheduled on that day, and it was not possible to perform complete preoperative preparations for them, like hepatectomy. It was also not necessary because even if the medical staff made preparations and explained things in advance, it would be impossible for the surgeons to remember, and it was even more dangerous for them to misremember.
The surgical plans for knee arthroscopy surgeries for non-athletes were basically the same, because the internal structure of the knee joint was simple enough. Hence, it was easy to tell whether the surgery could be done or not. Of course, some were performed well and some were performed badly, but it was not easy to completely screw it up.
Of course, as the patient, Captain Chu did not have such an easy time.
Captain Chu, who chose to have regional anesthesia, was sitting on a cold operating table with his legs down and a green drape over and above his knees. If he were a pretty and young girl sitting by the riverside, this scene would probably still be beautiful.
However, as he was an old policeman with a weathered face, it was nowhere close to that effect.
"My knee is usually fine." Captain Chu listened to them talk about all kinds of "serious" situations in his knee, and he felt as guilty as a smuggler being sniffed out by dogs.
Lu Wenbin said with a serious expression, "Your knee is like a house. The knees of normal people are like normal houses, where the steel frames and cement are all positioned neatly and tidily. When the meniscus of the knee joint is damaged, it's just like a collapsed ceiling. Your knee joint... is like something built from rubble. If it were a house, it'll still be liveable, but as for the living conditions You know it yourself."
Suddenly, Captain Chu was full of bitterness, yet he remained in optimistic denial. He tried to be funny. "Aren't you describing it really seriously, though? Is it because you want to charge me more for the surgery? I'm telling you, I'm a police officer, and it's illegal to charge more for surgeries... "
The three doctors looked at Captain Chu without smiling.
"Let him sleep a while." Ling Ran felt that Captain Chu was talking a little too much.
"Sleeping sounds good." Captain Chu also felt that the atmosphere was too uncomfortable. He watched the anesthetist injected a tube of medicine into him, and while he was still conscious, he quickly said, "Doctor Ling, our police team has a lot of teammates with bad knee joints, if you cure me, I will send them all here. I won't take any commissions... "
Lu Wenbin took a peek at Ling Ran and bent over to whisper to Yu Yuan, "He knows the rules, alright."
Captain Chu opened his eyes, yawned, stretched his hands to reach out for his phone above his head. After fumbling for it three times and not managing to feel it, he felt somewhat anxious, and he sat up so fiercely that his bed rattled.
"You just finished a surgery, remember?" Su Jiafu came over on a round stool, like he was Dumbledore on a broom.
Captain Chu rubbed his head and realized what was going on after looking at Su Jiafu. "Right, I just had surgery."
"Yeah, the operation was very successful. I'll give you a test." Su Jiafu stood across Captain Chu lackadaisically. As an anesthetist who often did anesthesia for hepatectomy patients, Su Jiafu was now very confident. To say it plainly, Doctor Su Jiafu was currently at the phase where he was feeling full of himself, and he regarded performing anesthesia such as anesthesia for knee arthroscopy with a disdain, but only a little.
After performing the check-up step by step, Su Jiafu nodded again and said to Captain Chu, "You can stay for another hour before going back. At present, the recovery progress looks very good."
"I don't have to go back to the ward?"
"We'll be sending all of you together over there in a while." Su Jiafu gestured with his chin and motioned to both sides.
Captain Chu looked at both sides, before he noticed that there were people lying on the beds next to him.
The recovery room in the Operating Area was not like a ward that had rooms with triple beds and quadruple beds. The recovery room was just a room, and there was a gap of only around three feet between each bed. When things got busy, there would even be ten beds in the room. Anyway, since they were watched by an anesthetist or up to two anesthetists, as long as nothing happened, things were alright.
The state of mind of the newly awakened patients was not something to look forward to. Fortunately, all the characters who had just undergone surgery will and can basically lie on the bed obediently. The anesthetists' task in the recovery room was to watch them wake up normally, and then transfer them out of the room.
Captain Chu rested for a few minutes with his eyes closed before he opened his eyes again. Out of professional habit, he asked the people beside him, "What surgery did you undergo?"
"Knee arthroscopy." The patient on the bed next to him was about forty to fifty years old. He was rubbing his head as if he had a headache.
"Did you also go under general anesthesia?" Captain Chu rubbed his head as well.
"Why did you take general anesthesia for knee arthroscopy?" Captain Chu asked curiously.
When he reached this topic, the patient next to him said in slight displeasure, "It's said that there was an idiot who took his surgery before us. He seems to be a policeman or something, and he was damn talkative, which affected the doctors' surgery. After that, all patients were required to undergo general anesthesia."
Captain Chu subconsciously hunched his shoulders.
"I guess general anaesthesia's fine since you won't feel anything. What about you?" The person beside him seemed to be in the mood to talk now.
"Almost the same, I guess. I fell asleep too."
While talking, another patient was sent in and placed on the other side of Captain Chu.
"Knee arthroscopy as well?" Captain Chu was somewhat getting familiar with the tell-tale signs.
The nurse anaesthetist connected the ECG monitor to the patient and said, "Doctor Ling is mainly doing knee arthroscopy today, and there may be more being sent over."
"He performed so many in one go?"
"It's the normal amount for him." The anesthetist did not explain further. Nowadays, with Ling Ran's rising fame, more and more patients looked for Doctor Ling for surgery. If he accumulated patients requiring knee arthroscopy for half a month to a month, he will be able to operate on them for a full day.
However, Ling Ran would not really perform knee arthroscopy surgeries for an entire day.
To his current self, knee arthroscopy was almost elementary. It was a bit like having a professional athlete kick a penalty kick to an undefended goal. Although missing the kick was definitely possible, under normal circumstances, the probability of making mistakes was too low.
Once the challenge in knee arthroscopy was gone, for Ling Ran, there was no appeal in staying up late for surgery.
It was also mainly because knee arthroscopies only had a narrow skill branch. If there was no other temptation in front of the skill branch, then there will be a lack of motivation for the people at the back to continue climbing up that branch until the top.
Ling Ran operated on patients until dinner time, and that was the end of his surgeries for the day. He handed over his work and went home.
In the parking lot, a Rolls Royce was parked next to Ling Ran's small Volkswagen Jetta.
When she saw Ling Ran arriving, the door to the Rolls-Royce opened, and a young girl ran out and went to the bus across the Rolls-Royce and slapped at the door madly.
A few seconds later, Tian Qi came down from the bus and explained with slight embarrassment, "The space in the RV is a little bit bigger
"By the way, why did you get off work so early today, Ling Ran?"
"I was done with today's arthroscopies." Ling Ran shrugged.
"Let's go have some barbeque, then. Your cattle should already be fattened." Tian Qi opened her eyes wide and stared at Ling Ran.
"Okay, let's go get barbeque." Ling Ran nodded and agreed.