Different variables like hemoglobin (Hb), dressing change, early infection, ecchymosis, decreased range of movements, and duration of hospital stay.
|Variable||Study group (n = 59)||Control group (n = 61)||Test of significance used||p value|
|Pre-operative hemoglobin||12.1678 ± 1.3220||12.1803 ± 1.2717||Two sample independent t-test||0.9563|
|Post-operative hemoglobin||9.8373 ± 1.5703||9.7918 ± 1.4163||Two sample independent t-test||0.8681|
|Dressing change within 24 h||7 (11.8)||3 (4.9)||Fisher’s exact||0.2043|
|Early infection||1 (1.69)||1 (1.63)||Fisher’s exact||1.0000|
|Ecchymosis||3 (5.08)||2 (3.2)||Fisher’s exact||0.6769|
|Decreased range of movements||2 (3.3)||6 (9.8)||Fisher’s exact||0.2727|
|Duration of hospital stay||5.12 ± 1.65||6.21 ± 1.74||Two sample independent t-test||0.0006*|
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