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Management of fracture of femoral neck still remains a major and difficult undertaking for an orthopaedic surgeon. Internal fixation is not always successful, because of avascular necrosis and nonunion. For any of these conditions, a second operation, is often required which some patients refuse and some may not be physically and psychologically fit for. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to use a method, that incurs the lowest mortality and morbidity and yet permits rapid mobilization, and return to previous activities and independence. The present study was carried out to evaluate the immediate and long term results of primary prosthesis in fresh and old femoral neck fractures and also in cases of failed Smith Peterson nailing, keeping in view the living conditions of an average Indian.