Absolutely and thank you for picking me up on this. It's one of those "well, I know what I mean" statements! Of course I was referring to subcapital fractures which are the type of fractures treated by hemiarthroplasty. But yes, younger people do get subacp # (see Suzieslps) and they often have problems with them so (when I was last in theatre!) there was a general move towards using a THR rather than a hemi. But using this group of patients in this study is, in my 'humble' opinion, inappropriate to the end objective. They are chalk and cheese.Local experience indicates that this depends on the place of fracture, frailty of the patient and not so much on age. It is important that the surgeon matches his surgery to that patient and pays less attention to patient's age.