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Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:14 am

Simple question.

Have you ever broken or had broken a bone in your body.

I'll start.

-Small bone in the side of my foot, caused, when i slipped in Portugal, next to the pool in 1999.
-Hip Broken (surgery) 2005
-Thigh bone above knee (surgery) 2005

That's my list.

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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:16 am

I broke my left arm once, my right arm twice, fractured my left leg and fractured my left elbow. Not much then, lol.
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:19 am

Not broken but I did crash at the ice rink once and went middle finger first into the barrier, it jumped out of joint at the middle knuckle, man was that sore!
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:25 am

I've broken a lot of things. Mainly playing sports.

Rugby:
Broke all of my fingers except my thumbs at least once.
Broke 3 toes in my left foot.
Broke my nose twice.
Broke my left cheekbone.
Broke 3 ribs.

Dislocated left shoulder.
Dislocted right elbow.
Dislocated left knee cap.

Hockey (ice):
Broke a rib

My parents must be super patient  Wink

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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:27 am

I broke a toe last summer while playing football (soccer  Wink ) barefoot. It was the only time I had ever broken something (hopefully it'll stay that way) Big grin
 
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:29 am

Quoting AviationMaster (Reply 4):
It was the only time I had ever broken something (hopefully it'll stay that way)

Same here, I had only two broken toes despite I always played football, of course I also hope that it will stay that way!

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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:32 am

Like i said in the "surgery" thread.

I have never broken a bone.  Wink
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:36 am

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 6):
I have never broken a bone.

Show off  Wink

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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:40 am

When I was 5 a bench fell on my right big toe at school and broke it..... other than that nothing. I also sprained my right ankle 5 times in 1 year and the left one 3 times in the same year.
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:42 am

Broken shoulderblade last summer.

I got off my bicycle but it was moving at a high rate of speed.
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:46 am

I broke my left wrist in 3 places a few years ago after somehow falling up some stairs, followed by falling back down  Smile

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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:49 am

I've never broken a bone even though im stupid and used to jump off my mates roof, crashing my cycle into cars (moving and stationary) But a couple of weeks ago i thought i had broken my wrist but it was just some trapped nerve I managed this as i was riding my bike turnt the handle's to far, Bike stopped suddenly, i didnt and landed on my wrist and this hurt less than when i was standing on my bike doing no-handed fell foward, I was going quite fast, my hand got dragged into the wheel i grapped a spoke so the bike done a back wheelie. I forgot to let go of the wheel and dragged the bike thorugh the air somehow. How fun so no none for me as of yet!
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:57 am

At the Summer cabin when I was a kid:

-2 or 3 toes (can't remember for sure)

-left forearm both bones, 3 breaks altogether

Car accident when I was 15:

-Collarbone, 3 ribs, fractures in both knees

And a couple fingers over the course of my life (one got shut in the car door, that hurt!! lol)

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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:58 am

Quoting Jaspike (Reply 10):
I broke my left wrist in 3 places a few years ago after somehow falling up some stairs, followed by falling back down

Sounds like you were drunk Tom  Wink

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 11):

You nutter  Wink

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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:08 am

Quoting Jaspike (Reply 10):
I broke my left wrist in 3 places a few years ago after somehow falling up some stairs, followed by falling back down

I also broke a bone going UP stairs, completely sober. I was, however, going up them in total darkness (my own stairs, I thought I knew them). Tripped, reached out to break my fall, and somehow broke a metacarpal in my hand.

Also broke my leg playing lacrosse, but at least that wasn't an embarrassing excuse.
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:12 am

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 13):
Sounds like you were drunk Tom



Quoting Yeahitsk (Reply 14):
I was, however, going up them in total darkness

Believe it or not, I wasn't drunk.. and it wasn't even dark! Not quite sure how it happened.. oh well  Silly

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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:16 am

Ok, so to amuse you a bit I am including a few pictures of nice fractures... some of you may relate to those!

distal humerus fracture


Forearm fracture


wrist fracture


Toe fracture


More under request...  devil 

Cheers all,

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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:24 am

Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 16):
Forearm fracture

That looks bad.

And where are you getting these from.

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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:27 am

I broke a toe once and had a hairline fracture of a finger. I would rather not break anything else.

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 17):
And where are you getting these from.

Did you notice the Username?
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:34 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 18):
Did you notice the Username?

I know about the username N1120A.

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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:45 am

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 17):
And where are you getting these from.

Some over the net, some from a private collection of previous cases. Of course, patient confidentiality is assured.

But I indeed like the forearm one. Do you want to see what we do with those? Needles and fixation (well, actually a similar fracture - Monteggia fracture)



Sometimes we use devices to support the limb while the fracture heals:


And much more. I just thought the topic could use some "imaging" for illustration.


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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:46 am

Nose when I was 5, Dad playfully chasing me through the living room, socks on a waxed wood floor, slipped and went through the front window.
Collar bone when I was 10, fell off a garage roof.
Broken finger in high school from gym.
Broken jaw from falling on carrying handle of M16.
Broken foot in 2 places breaking off tree branch, dropped outside the drop zone. Then force marched 12 miles on it. Not a pretty sight when my boot was cut off.
Broken nose, rappelling out of UH1H and hit the brake way to early, got to eat some skid.
Broken ribs in helicopter crash.
Broken finger, actually cut off on pipe laying barge in gulf of mexico. Reattached and healed.
Broken nose fooling around with girlfriend, she had a hard head.
Broken toes, swept onto rock in high surf in Lake Erie.
More broken toes on sailboat deck hardware.
Broken finger, actually same finger cutoff again at UPS when extending rail unexpectedly retracted. Finger reattached and what a great doctor, hardly any scarring at all.

And those are just the broken bones, luckily we're not talking sprains or the page would be much longer.
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:50 am

Read my earlier post, broke my arm which is well on the way to healing!!!
And broke my little finger on my right hand in two places at school 15 years ago, and it is still bent!!!!!
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:57 am

Never broken a bone, but cracked my head open when I was 2. I slipped at a swimming pool, and my head hit the corner of a tiled shower 'tray' thing. I still have the staple in my head  Smile
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:06 am

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 23):
I still have the staple in my head

I thought they would have taken that out.

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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:14 am

Broken right index finger while playing softball in the fifth grade.

Broken left wrist riding my bike avoiding colliding with a car that pulled out suddenly from behind a building while in eleventh grade (the same summer I worked for PSA at ONT). Had to ride home five miles so my grandmother could take me to the doctor. My regular doctor wasn't in, so saw another one. At the same time, the other doctor found a congenital heart murmur that my regular doctor never picked up on. Went through a battery of test on that one, during which we saw a doctor that my dad was so impressed with that he switched to him in 1978, and he continued as his doctor until my dad passed away right before last Christmas.

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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:22 am

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 24):
I thought they would have taken that out.

Must have forgotten!

Perhaps it is just the lump that remains and not the actual staple, though it feels like a staple!
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:25 am

I seem to manage at least one spectacular cycle crash each year - only once did it result in a breakage. Whilst out riding, a stick wedged itself in my back wheel, casing it to lock up and me to lose control at a fairly high speed - as bike and I changed posistion several times in a few seconds, my hand managed to get caught in the front wheel, it was spinning very fast, but stopped abruptly when the next spoke met my hand and jammed it up against the forks - broke a couple of bones in my wrist, not to mention severe bruising. That pi$$ed me off a lot, but I wasn't going to give up straight away, so rode a further 5-6 miles before I had to give up and go home because I could no longer change gear, except using my teeth.

Apart from that I have broken my toes a few times by doing stupid things like stubbing them on stones, and also broke one of my fingers, but I don't remember how I did that.

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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:44 am

Fractured a rib falling on the patio in the rain onto a metal chair trying to stop my cat fighting. caught my side on the chair and crack! lay on the floor in the rain knowing I had done it - very painful at the time and weeks after !
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:58 am

Most recent broken bones include...
Friday (yes last Friday)-Broke ankle and torn tendon while playing basketball.
2001-Broke left index finger so hard the bone was sticking out (no joke)
2000-First time snowboarding. Very hard surface. I slipped, put out my hand to brake the fall, and my wrist shattered (broke in 3 or 4 places).
Those are my three biggest. I hope this ankle heals.
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:48 am

Just a broken wrist when I was 10 or 11...literally the day after I finally learned how to ride a bike, was out for a spin in the neighborhood, took a sharp corner a little too fast, and went flying off the sidewalk and curb into the street...*CRACK*...after that I decided riding bikes wasnt really my thing and Ive pretty much stayed away from them ever since...

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Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:08 am

Two toes on each foot are permanently broken, as I stub them constantly, broke my ankle at school falling over the pommel horse, which then fell on me. Then last summer, in truly spectacular fashion, managed to break my foot and spend eight weeks in an air cast tripping over the toe thong on my flip-flops trying to get away from a big old Bermuda cockroach.  embarrassed 
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:33 am

Quoting Gilligan (Reply 21):
Broken nose fooling around with girlfriend, she had a hard head.

would make for a good story with the guys around the water cooler.  Silly

for me the following
Ice Hockey:
- Seperated shoulder
- Broken middle, ring and index fingers
- Chipped numerous teeth (non knocked out, which is a hockey trademark)

Lacrosse:
- Fractured and Dislocated my right wrist
- Fractured the middle part of my foot
- Fractured my ankle
- 2 degree Concussion (not a broken bone but a bad injury)
- Fractured and chipped my elbows

and yes I had broken other peoples bones, 2 noses and an arm, not on purpose  angel 
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:48 am

When i got my knick...I fell out of the back door of the B737 (15 feet or so)...Now who can say that in here.....(yes it was on the ground). I broke my right arm.....Shattererd the radius.....Compound fracture with the ulna.....Two plates....a bunch of screws and pins, a synthetic Radius head(not exactally sure what this totally means)......Oh and 4 surgeries.......Odly enough no elbow of shoulder damage


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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:58 am

Just my nose... freshman yer in college. Passed out as i waled into the classroom, bounced my face against a wooden desk, and landed face down on a hard tile floor (im told this is how it happened, i was unconscince). Came to 5 minutes later with my face on the floor in a puddle of blood. Man, that hurt. That was over a year ago, and it still hurts in cold weather.
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:06 pm

I never broke anything, but I did have some bad injuries.

When I was 3 or 4, I slipped on the wet floor of the toilet at Kindergarten and cracked my head open and passed out. My parents rushed me then to the hospital, where I got something like 4 or 6 stitches. To this day, I still have the scar from that fall.

When I was like 6 or 7, I was with my parents in an office building, I believe it was at the office of the Otto-Versand in Hamburg, and I got my hand stuck in one of these doors, that you push and walk through and they're like a carroussel (it's a bit difficult to explain what door it was). Luckily, my father managed to get me loose from the door and though it hurt, there was no damage done except the scare from the incident.

Then when I was at high school, I believe it was in 8th grade, I twisted my ankle. Nothing serious, but it hurt like hell. I was with a few people in the classroom in between a few tables with chairs on them, some of the chairs fell on me, and I slipped a bit and twisted it. I had my left ankle taped for 2 weeks.

Other than that, I just had the usual bruises and falls when I was a kid. Though strangely, when I was in grade school, we were supposed to write a trip report from our vacations and I made up that I did have a broken leg from one of my trips to Italy.
 
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:08 pm

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 33):
greaspot

Whats one of them.

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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:20 pm

It sounds like riding bikes is really dangerous... sorry, I've never broken any bone. I hope it remains that way ...
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:47 pm

No broken bones yet, but I cracked a rib once when I tripped and fell ribcage first onto the towbar of a vehicle that was conveniently parked in the same spot I was destined to fall onto.
 
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:53 pm

hmmm...

Leg
Wrist
Finger
Wrist
knee-cap
Fringer
Toe
Ankle (thats the current one)
 
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RE: Have You Ever Broken/Had Broken A Bone?

Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:59 pm

I broke my left collarbone in 2nd grade whilst horsing around in school. Well, thats why the teacher warned us not to horse around.  Wink

Crushed my left middle finger on a canoeing trip in high school (canoe swamped, squished finger trying to unwedge canoe from rocks).

During my military career, I've managed, on separate occasions, to break another seven fingers, mostly from having aircraft parts dropped on them. Bad luck, mostly (I wear gloves to lift heavy parts because my hands sweat easily, making them slippery).

Broke 3 ribs playing tag with my son (tripped in grass pothole I couldn't see). That one hurt. Since it occurred 3 days before a deployment to Saudi, I kept it quiet until about 2 weeks after I got there. Dumb move, but fortunately they were clean breaks. Sometimes, fortune favors the moronic  Smile

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