I spent the day supporting my wife going through various tests to determine the cause of blood swelling up around her left knee. The orthopaedic surgeon who had previously operated on that knee was great and concluded it was a likely small muscle tear and not the knee – relief. A week of rest and a phone check in. During the consultation I noted his use of technology but what caught my eye was when he siphoned blood from her knee.
When asked what impressed me most about the surgeon I think it was his genuine interest in this “baffling”case a sort of inquiry into what was causing it. I liked his search for understanding and this was from one of Australia’s leading orthopaedic surgeons. As a fellow learner I felt included and assured by his practice – something I hope people consulting me might feel.