Thompson Prosthesis for Femoral Neck Fractures
M TUNCEL, E S KARAKAS, C Y TURK, S KABAK
Forty seven patients with femoral neck fractures who were treated by replacement by Thompson prosthesis were studied at Orthopaedic and Traumatology Clinic in Erciyes University between 1995-1992. The average age was 73.1, twentynine fractures occured at women and 18 at men. The modified Gibson incision was performed. Important complications were found to be wound infections in 9 (19.15%) hips (1 deep infection) and prosthesis dislocation in 2 (4.25%) hips. Thirty eight patients (80.85%) results were assessed as good.