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Table 2 Spinal block (sensory, motor) and postoperative analgesia data

From: Spinal anesthesia for lengthy lower limb orthopedic surgeries: dexmedetomidine plus fentanyl versus dexmedetomidine

Time variables in mean ± SD Group D Group DF P
T10 sensory level (min) 5.1 ± 1.4 4.1 ± 1.4* 0.028
S1 sensory regression (h) 6.8 ± 1.3 7.8 ± 1.1 0.737
Time to Bromage 3 (min) 7.5 ± 1.3 7.4 ± 1.2 0.870
Time to Bromage 0 (h) 6.1 ± 1.0 6.8 ± 1.0 0.068
Time to first analgesia request (h) 6.7 ± 1.1 7.3 ± 1.3 0.118
Morphine consumption (mg) 7 (3–18) 6 (3–15) 0.453
Patient satisfaction (score 0–10) 7 (5–9) 8 (5–9) 0.366
  1. Data are in mean ± SD or median (range). n = 23
  2. *Significant difference between the groups. P ≤ 0.05
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