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Have you ever broken a bone? If so, how did it happen?!

(58 Posts)
Nessalina Sun 22-Dec-13 22:58:35

Me & DH were chatting and realised that neither of us had ever suffered a broken bone, and it got me wondering if that was unusual...
Are all your bones intact, and if not, why not?! shock

usualsuspect Sun 22-Dec-13 22:59:33

I broke my wrist as a child,jumping off a table.

YouAreMySunShine271 Sun 22-Dec-13 23:00:35

Drunk trying to have a piggy back and jumped straight over the top!

cupcakeicing Sun 22-Dec-13 23:01:47

Not me but DS when he was 8 he broke his 5th metatarsal in his left foot playing scooby doo. I was in the room and heard the crack.

TheRobberBride Sun 22-Dec-13 23:02:42

I broke my leg in two places while rollerblading aged about 14. Worst pain ever. Childbirth was a breeze in comparison.

Belize Sun 22-Dec-13 23:03:55

Broke my collar bone falling off a horse aged 13/14.

FunkyBoldRibena Sun 22-Dec-13 23:05:13

Smashed elbow to pieces, was like a bag of marbles apparently. Still can't straighten it 8 years later. Worst experience of my life, that.

Longdistance Sun 22-Dec-13 23:05:24

I thought I'd done good not breaking any bones in 37 years of my life, and could never envisage it ever happening...until this year I slipped down the stairs and spectacularly broke my tib and fib in three places.

I ended up with two metal plates either side of my right leg with the total of 19 screws inside. It took me well over 6 months to be anywhere near normal again. I still limp.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 22-Dec-13 23:05:46

I broke my back in a climbing accident.
Broke my pelvis in a climbing accident
Broke my leg skiing
Broke my neck in a freak accident while skiing but it wasn't actually a ski accident. A huge pile of snow fell off a hotel roof from four floors up and landed on me.
Broke my toe kick boxing.
Broke all the toes on my other foot when a horse trod on it.
Fractured my skull falling off a horse
Broke a rib coughing when I had pleurisy.

VivaLeBeaver Sun 22-Dec-13 23:07:42

I've had loads more accidents which haven't involved fractures.

I jumped off the roof of the student union building many years ago and impaled my leg on a tree.

I've been rescued unconscious and close to death by a mountain rescue team after been lost in a snow storm for hours and nearly drowned in a river.

kelper Sun 22-Dec-13 23:09:23

I broke my wrist when I was 7 racing a boy down my road. I was on a bike and he was running. I crashed into a huge, knocked two teeth out, and broke my wrist.
I also broke a finger playing basketball.
I've been horse riding since I was 6 and am amazed I've never broken anything doing that ;)

kelper Sun 22-Dec-13 23:09:48

hedge not huge!

ImaginativeNewName Sun 22-Dec-13 23:09:53

Viva you should just stay at home where it's safe! You know, very carefully. grin

Nessalina Sun 22-Dec-13 23:10:33

Wow Beaver. I bet you still live to 90 though grin

Skogkat Sun 22-Dec-13 23:10:41

I broke my nose running head first into a table when I was about four. I was drunk on sugar or something and I remember wanting to hug the table hmm

My brother accidentally broke my collar bone by pushing me down some stairs.

He broke my leg and both my arms by the above (^)
(I was five, he was five and eleven months and we were playing a stupid game together).

I once broke three bones in my ear by falling on my side when playing goalkeeper with the DC!

VivaLeBeaver Sun 22-Dec-13 23:11:04


For a while I refused to go out on the day of Eurovision after spending three consecutive Eurovisions in hospital due to accidents.

MrsCosmopilite Sun 22-Dec-13 23:11:21

Broken my toe twice in different places. I think I chipped a bone in my finger about five weeks ago when I shut it in the car door.

usualsuspect Sun 22-Dec-13 23:13:18

Oh and I broke one of my toes by dropping a Hoover on my foot.

Viva wins the thread though grin

LulaPalooza Sun 22-Dec-13 23:14:00

Ex-bf broke 3 of my ribs by accident, he sat on me and held me down when I had a seizure. Same ex broke my nose by accident during sex!

I broke my wrist falling on the ice a few winters ago. I've also chipped a bone in my elbow. I fell over whilst drunk blush

CantaSlaus Sun 22-Dec-13 23:14:50

Bloody hell Vica how are you still alive? You must haves bloody good guardian angel!

I fractured my wrist rollerblading down a subway ramp. Couldn't stop and got faster and faster and sort of turned and crashed into the wall. Not sure if it was the wall or the floor tht fractured my wrist though!

DH broke his ankle skateboarding. His parents didn't believe him and made him walk round Scarborough for a day before finally taking him to hospital!

FarelyKnuts Sun 22-Dec-13 23:14:55

Nasty fucker man broke my wrist age 7 twisting my arm to stop me running away
Broke my collarbone falling off a horse age 13
Broke my scaphoid age 14, 15 and 33- playing basketball for the first two and trapping my wrist in a fire door for the last one

CantaSlaus Sun 22-Dec-13 23:15:15

Viva stupid auto correct!

DuchessofKirkcaldy Sun 22-Dec-13 23:17:47

Broke my nose age 14 when my 10 year old brother punched me. (many years later he is still apologetic!)
Broke my little toe on Chhristmas eve 3 years ago, stubbed it on wooden foot on setee.
Broke one of the small bones in my foot at a christmas party when a drunkfriend stood on it in heels.

FarelyKnuts Sun 22-Dec-13 23:21:32

Forgot about having my nose broken by my overenthusiastic baby cousin bouncing on my knee and throwing his head back laughing grin

SidandAndyssextoy Sun 22-Dec-13 23:22:18

Broke my collarbone on a Butlins water flume.
Broke my foot slipping on Take a Break.

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