WHiTE 5

Full title: The World Hip Trauma Evaluation Five

Aim: any difference in patients’ quality of life when their hip fracture is treated with one of two common operations.

Background: This is a feasibility study that will help plan a larger study to compare two types of hip replacement (hemi-arthroplasty). In this preliminary study they will work out the best way to collect the information that we need for their research, and check that there are enough patients who are able and willing to take part in the study. The larger trial will tell them if there is any difference in patients’ quality of life when their hip fracture is treated with one of two common operations. The information gained will help patients and their doctors make more informed decisions about the best type of treatment for this injury.