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Have you ever broken-fractured one of your bones? And how did you do it?

I got married on the 6/6/64 a Saturday we could not afford to go on a honeymoon so I had to go to work on Monday the 8/6/64 On the way to work I drove my push bike between the headlight of a van that was comeing out of a side road at 5.30 in the morning it was raining and I did not have a light on my bike so I was at fault.

Consequences of this I found myself sitting on the footpath on the other side of the road with a compound fracture of my right Femur. The police interviewed me in hospital about a week later but did not charge me for riding a bike without a light as they thought I had been punished ennough by being in hospital with a badly broken femur.

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Yikes, Global, you're lucky it wasn't worse! :shock:

Lots of broken bones here. My Mom was well known at the local hospital because she was always coming in with me or one of my brothers. :lol:

Broken collar bone, age 7, fell backward while ice-skating.
Broken ankle, age 9, dirt bike racing.
Broken thumb, age 10, slammed in tailgate by uppity younger brother.
Broken ribs, age 12, slipped off pool skirting while attempting stupid dive.
Broken arm, age 15, water skiing.
The rest were dislocations so they don't really count. And I think I hold the family record for stitches, 238 all totalled.

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Are you a Bishop your Grace :lol:

I sure hope Betty that you do not ever break your total number of fractures and the number of sutures that you have had..

Yes I was lucky as it could have been worse I was wearing a pair of lace up gumboots (this is true) I don't know what or how but on my left foot I found a round hole about the size of the top of an eggcup had been punched right through the gumboot and my sock But I did not have a mark on my skin.

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One christmas eve I walked backwards through a doorway carrying a bed I got my foot tangled fell and broke my big toe and damaged my dignity.
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:lol: WITH but not at Rosie.

Btw whereabouts do you find on your body a dignity.

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Wow, Global, you caught a real break that night...no pun intended.


Awww, Rosie, bless. And on Christmas Eve to boot.
I'll bet your toe healed faster than your dignity. :wink:

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Betty wrote:

"Wow, Global, you caught a real break that night...no pun intended".

Aw it was such a good pun I would have preferred that you had let me believe it was intended.

Joke. After having broken a finger, a toe, an elbow, and a leg at work at different times. The Boss asked Bill when he returned to work why he was so unlucky. And Bill said: Sorry Boss but you work us so hard I just wanted to have a Break from work.

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:lol: Global

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Two toes on left foot, repeatedly.

Football, football again twelve moths later, rugby two years later, and rugby again nine months later.

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2 toes on let foot - walking into a pram with no shoes on.
broken wrist - playing football in second year juniors (scored a fab goal though!)
fractured wrist - slipping on ice
broken knuckles - less said the better!
broken finger - trapped in a door
fractured ankle - jumping in the 'mosh pit' at a gig
fractured elbow - roller blading.

...looking forward to very bad arthritis in my old age!

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broke my arm at 15 during my exams
thats why i failed most of them

and i broke my leg playing football a few years later
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You used to regularly read newspaper reports describing the injuries a person had as a consequence of some accident on a football field, at work in a car, etc.

For example they would say that the victim had a broken arm and a fractured ankle. They from reading their accounts must have thought that their was a difference. There is no difference a fracture is a broken bone and a broken bone is a fracture.

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I'm a bit apprehensive saying this and tempting fate, but I have never broken a bone, but I dislocated a little finger at the first joint aged 13 it was at a 45 deg angle to the rest of my finger, I pulled it back into place myself and my Mother strapped it to the next finger, the joint has never worked properly since and looks swollen but there is no pain. :shock:
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Ouch rather you than me pilot.

Strange I cannot remember-recall having any pain when I fractured my femur, I imagine I should have had pain. Maybe being in shock negated the pain.

When you have your whole leg encased in plaster for nearly two months and you are not allowed out of bed its bleeding awkward trying to balance on a bedpan. :lol: So when I was finally allowed out of bed and even though I still had my leg in plaster. Oh Bliss to be able to go and sit on the toilet.

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a crack or buckle in the structure of the bone

commonly refered to as a 'fracture'.

a complete break, producing two or more fragments.


a 'clean' break in the bone structure.

Also, alot of pain with the top one - not much pain with the second (mainly just a numbness/pins and needles sensation/nausea feeling faint....but no pain)

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An incomplete break and the bone is bent is a greenstick fracture and it is still broken. this fracture is mainly found in very young children.
a complete break is an uncomplicated fracture and it is still broken.
a broken bone that has shattered and in fragments is a complicated fracture and it is still broken And if nerves or blood vessels have also been involved or damaged it is a complicated fracture and it is still broken.
a broken bone that is accompanied by a tissure injury that allows air, dirt bacteria into the fracture site is a compound fracture and or if the end of the fracture is or can be seen protruding through the skin this is also a compound fracture and it is also broken.

A fracture in short is any discontinuity of a bone.
A broken bone is any discontinuity of a bone.

Until you know what you are talking about little_tata it would be better that you don't post at all. Because at best you are only giving misinformation with your trying to differentiate the differences between a broken bone and a fracture.

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Two people separated by a common language? :wink:

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Broken collar bone aged 5 - jumping on mam & dads bed followed by landing on the floor. It was a week before I went to the hospital cos I walked around with my head and shoulder together.

Another same broken collar bone when I did judo at age 14. The consultant at the Ingham was brutal - Ms Seymour - she hit me with a waliking stick to raise my arm.

The same lady did a lot of charity work in the Camaroon for the children there so I will forgive my minor discomfort. I hope the Camaroon people did too!

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Broken nose from someones elbow on the basketball court.
That is about it for me but I was responsible for breaking my sisters collarbone.
We were very little and I told her to get down on all fours and be the horse and I was going to be the lone ranger. I stood on the lounge and jumped onto the horse in true western fashion. The horse crumbled underneath me and had to go to the hospital for some attention to the collarbone.
She hasn't let me forget it either.

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:D Oh, the torture my big sister did to me - too long a story. But I love her to bits anyway

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