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Table 4 Postoperative data of studied patients

From: Evaluating the outcome of classic laminectomy surgery alone versus laminectomy with fixation surgery in patients with lumbar canal stenosis regarding improvement of pain and function

Group parameter Group A Group B P value
(n = 92) (n = 92)
PACU pain data Time till request of 1st rescue analgesia (min) 65 ± 10.7 62.5 ± 11.7 0.126
Number of doses of rescue analgesia 1 12 (13%) 15 (16.3%) 0.506
2 49 (53.3%) 40 (43.5%)
3 22 (23.9%) 24 (26.1%)
4 9 (9.8%) 13 (14.1%)
Mean 2.3 ± 0.8 2.4 ± 0.9 0.498
Amount of wound drainage (cc) 160.6 ± 50.8 165.4 ± 47.9 0.673
Hospital stay (days) 3.4 ± 1.1 3.6 ± 1.2 0.159
  1. This table shows a non-significant difference between patients of both groups regarding the number of requests; total dose consumed and amount of wound drainage and non-significant difference regarding the mean duration of hospital stay between patients of both groups