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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

Mumrose Wed 01-Jan-14 18:10:03

All my bones intact so far!! Touchwood smile
DH broke his leg a decade ago after falling from his motorcycle in India

Tillyscoutsmum Wed 01-Jan-14 18:06:28

I've been run over three times confused broke my right collar bone (twice), both arms, both legs and fractured my skull. I also broke my arm falling off a potty as a child. And broke the same arm playing as an older child shock

Polyethyl Wed 01-Jan-14 18:02:26

An American helicopter pilot decided to ignore the clearly marked helipad and land on the road outside my hut. He made his descent above my hut - the down draft off his rotor blades tore my door of its hinges and threw it through the air hitting me on the back. The projecting door handle broke my rib.
My comrades tested my level of responsiveness by waving Cadburys under my nose. For the next few weeks they took it in turns to perform personal comedy skits for me in order to make me laugh.
Laughing with a broken rib is shriekingly painful. They found this entertaining.

muchadoaboutsomething Wed 01-Jan-14 17:51:22

I broke a toe walking into a bookcase, a finger playing volleyball, and then my humerous when I fell off a bike into a fence. However my dh, sister , mum and dad have never broken anything. Breaking my arm was by far the most painful thing I've done much more painful than childbirth. Also made my realise just how ill gas and air makes me.

ConfusedDotty Wed 01-Jan-14 17:42:41

I managed to make it into my forties without any broken bones, but I am currently sat here with a shattered femur and knee cap. I now have a leg full of titanium and screws.

This happened in August and I am still not allowed to put any weight on that leg. I will have a future op sometime this month for bone grafts and then another 8 months recovery.

I fell down marble stairs (sober) whilst abroad. It ever so slightly ruined my holiday.

FeetUpUnitilChristmas Mon 23-Dec-13 14:35:28

Sorry to answer your original question Neither my sister or brother have broken a bone and both are late 30's

FeetUpUnitilChristmas Mon 23-Dec-13 14:33:23

Broke wrist aged 5 jumping down the last 3 stairs, didn't really hurt.
Brother broke my nose when I was about 14, finally had it fixed 30 years later

DD broke wrist snowboarding on her second day, nothing like the feeling if dread when the ski patrol called me to say she had had an accident and was being rescued from the mountain, can I meet them at the medical centre. We had to pay up front (Canada) before they would start treatment.

Following year I didn't go on the family ski trip (I'm medically unable to participate) got a call from DP on day 1, she'd only gone and done it again. Spent the rest of the holiday in the hotel suite whilst her dad and sister skied.

She will be going again this year but will be on skis, no more boards for her.

ben5 Mon 23-Dec-13 14:10:01

I broke my toe when I kicked the running machinegrin!!

Calabria Mon 23-Dec-13 14:08:06

Broke a toe kicking an immovable object while getting out of a hotel bed to attend to the baby.

Same baby, slightly older, broke my nose with her head while on my lap on a plane.

She's nine now and I'm never going to let her forget it fgrin

TinselinaBumSquash Mon 23-Dec-13 14:07:54

I've broken many, many bones.

All silly childhood accidents, wrestling with friends, climbing trees, ball to the face etc etc..

NorbertDentressangle Mon 23-Dec-13 14:06:15

I managed to avoid breaking anything until in my mid 40s when I broke my ankle simply by going over on it when I missed my footing on a step.

mousmous Mon 23-Dec-13 13:39:39

broken foot - fell dow the stairs and had the choice of thowing baby against the wall or falling badly.
broken rib - from a coughing fit, man that hurt
broken pinkie toe - stubbed it on a post playing volleyball.
broken skull - fell off changing table as a baby

Leverette Mon 23-Dec-13 13:34:13

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CMOTDibbler Mon 23-Dec-13 11:05:23

Didn't break anything, in fact had never even been to A&E or minor injuries until I was 37.

Then I fell off my horse and landed on my hand. Broke 7 bones in my hand, dislocated the bones in it, ripped the long bones in my forearm apart, broke my elbow and ripped through a nerve.

It doesn't work now.

LaVolcan Mon 23-Dec-13 10:31:50

I broke my leg when I was seven by tripping over an untied shoelace, (and obviously falling awkwardly) onto a tiled floor. I don't remember it hurting - I just couldn't put any weight on it.

shouldnthavesaid Mon 23-Dec-13 09:27:14

Broke my leg on the stairs..
Broke my foot on the stairs.

PatriciaHolm Mon 23-Dec-13 00:23:22

Never broken a proper bone . Did a tail bone years ago but that is a mere detail against a proper break ...

scurryfunge Mon 23-Dec-13 00:22:17

Fractured femur and skull -RTC aged 3 and smashed tib, fib, dislocated ankle aged 41 (assault ).

Seabright Mon 23-Dec-13 00:21:13

Lots of broken bones!

Broke same wrist three times, falling downstairs (sober each time) & various other thumb/hand bones too

Metatarsal & various other foot bones when DP dropped an enormous ikea flat-pack on my foot, corner down (as painful as it sounds)

Think my DD broke my nose last night, when she head butted me. A big cracking sound, saw stars & a very, very sore nose, which now makes a cracking noise move it from side to side.

On the plus side, it seems a bit straighter now, after I cracked last time, falling off a log-bridge thing when I was a guide.

Mrsantithetic Mon 23-Dec-13 00:12:52

I broke my big toe about 6 months ago falling down the last six stairs and kicking the baby gate.

Did the exact same thing to the exact same toe 3 months ago.

Bloody hate that baby gate.

CointreauVersial Mon 23-Dec-13 00:11:41

This thread is making me feel slightly ill.

Just the one break here - wrist. Age 8, was trying to jump forwards off a swing as it reached the high point. Didn't time it right, and fell off backwards.

Neither DH nor any of my DCs have ever broken anything.

madamginger Mon 23-Dec-13 00:06:18

I also broke my ankle falling off a ladder but as I was 8 months pregnant the hospital wouldn't xray it and now it's healed wrong and hurts if i wear heels sad

madamginger Mon 23-Dec-13 00:02:43

I broke all eight fingers playing basket ball with my cousin when I was 14. The hospital taped my fingers together and my friends spent weeks taking the piss because I looked like I was doing the Vulcan salute from star trek!

I also broke my wrist when I was 17 on a drunken night out after I slipped on a spilt drink.

busylizzie76 Mon 23-Dec-13 00:02:36

Broken elbow aged 5 falling whilst doing monkey swing on climbing frame

CrazyHamstersbigbaubles Sun 22-Dec-13 23:59:34

I currently have a broken toe though I ain't a clue how it happened fhmm

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