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Inspired by the Welcome to the Club thread.
Name off all the bones you've broken. Bones only, and teeth don't count.

Left Clavicle - Mountain Biking
Right Clavicle - Downhill Skiing
Right Elbow - MTBing
Right Wrist - Fell down some stairs (don't ask)
Right index finger - Climbing/tripping on stairs
 

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right foot (jumping down stairs with kleenex parachute) (age 4)
right arm (chicken fight on hard wood gym floor (over concrete) (age13)
right middle finger (including surgery for tendon damage, table saw kickback) age 52
left wrist (SHATTERED, 4 steel pins) ladder accident (age 52) (6 weeks after finger, BAD, BAD SUMMER!!!!!!)
 

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that I KNOW of
 

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I suspect a few ribs too. For reference, tissues make a pretty crappy parachute
 

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Right clavicle - jumping stuff at night on the mtb

Here's a maybe -
Left pinkie (fracture?) - playing volleyball, could just be a really bad jam. Looked like an overstuffed sausage last week.
 

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Hip. Bike disappearing from under me on ice. I now have a nice stainless steel assembly holding everything together like this



Bone on edge of hand (showing off my karate chop skills).

Ribs on several different occasions (falling off bike)
 

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not too many...

right ankle...playing frisbee with my 105-lb dog...he undercut me when I jumped to catch the disk.

nose (not really a 'bone')...basketball, swam into a pool wall once...doh.

thumb...hit/run driver took me out on the bike.
 

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Right ring finger--running bases

fractured pelvis--bike accident

broken nose--dropped a starter that glanced off my face. Done a pretty good job of fixing this myself.

broke right thumb at work

broken left clavicle--bike accident

separated right shoulder--bike accident...(probably doesn't count)

broken right hip--bicycle accident

a coupla three broken\cracked ribs sprinkled around in the list
 

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My wife broke her elbow going down into some streetcar tracks. Xray showed her tricep pulled the tip of the elbow back up her arm about 2".

Not a bone, but I tore a ligament in my ankle on my MTB several years ago. There's a tiny little one (retinaculum) which holds the longer tendons in place which go behind your ankle bone on the outside and up the outside of your calf. Torn, the tendons sublux (pop out around your ankle bone). Surgery includes notching out a groove in your your fibula, and sewing the retinaculum to the lip of the groove to reattach it.

edit...nearly forgot, it was so long ago. Jumped out of a tree as a kid and caught my foot on a branch nub. landed on my wrist and broke it. Spent 3 days in small town Poland with a tensor bandage before we got to a hospital in Warsaw where I was admitted, had it reset, and put in a cast. BITD over there, they didn't bother with the little arm-sock - just plaster on the arm. That was something special to take off when I got back home.
 

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Metatarsal left foot (biking), right ring finger (trail running), ribs (hit by car while drunk).
 

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I know there are more, but off the top of my head (which hasn't officially been broken yet but which has been thoroughly conked) --
Broken left forearm. I think I was ten. Tom Sawyer Island at Disneyland.
Two or three broken fingers when I was a gymnast in high school.
My big bicycle accident in 2012 (I was sixty) included a couple of vertebrae and a couple of ribs. It's also caused the tip of my sternum to sit jauntily awry.
More recently, two bones in the left wrist (requiring a titanium plate), and a bone in my right hand...the result of being doored while JRA.

Yeah, I know. I should permanently reside in a padded room.
 

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Have never broken a bone, knock on wood.

Have torn ligaments several times, usually an ankle.
Have suffered a concussion.
Nearly drowned in a car crash.

But no, no broken bones.
 

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Broken bones from youthful indescretion

  • Pinky toes on numerous occasions (do those count?)
  • A few fingers playing high school and college sports
  • Left wrist - teenage horseplay walking home from school
  • Left femur - Jr. High School Phys Ed obstacle course injury (was filmed by a local news station)

Cycling specific Fractures

  • Right hip and clavicle from slipping going around a curve on an wet/icy bike path
  • Right clavicle, glenoid, corocoid process, scapula an 2nd rib - hit by a car (very low speed affair at an intersection). Left knee was also severely injured, although there were no leg fractures. Also, my right bicep tendon had to be 'relocated' (tenodesis) to the top of my humerus because there was nothing stable enough in my shoulder to secure it to.



And since were showing our scars. I've also had two micro-discectomy surgeries to treat this

 

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A couple broken ribs from a mtb accident and a couple broken fingers from a whitewater kayaking mishap in which I rolled up from a flip while surfing a hole just in time to be plowed by a commercial raft taking a load of passengers down the river. Got dragged along upside down by the raft for a short distance and slammed my hand into an underwater rock during the process. And that's it, no major or serious breaks... though those broken ribs, while not serious, were also extremely not comfortable for a while. I've probably broken a couple toes from the way things looked at the time but I didn't bother to get them checked so they're not official.
 

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Officially diagnosed by X-Ray:

Right index finger at 12: Ran over the rope I was using to pull out a tree stump with a 4-wheeler that I had in my hand.

Right fibula and a bone in the ankle at 22: Dislocated my ankle playing back yard football in college. Lots of tendon and ligament damage too. Needed surgery to put everything back in place. Still looks ugly 20 years later, but no arthritis or weather forecasting abilities and complete functionality except for the flexibility to do deep squats.

Unofficially, I may have broken toes and ribs on my dirtbike. They sure hurt and turned all sorts of colors from extreme bruising and swelling, but I wasn't in enough pain to pay the deductible just to hear a doctor say he couldn't do anything about them and that I should quit riding dirt bikes lol
 

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oh yeah and my foot, rescuing my daughter from an imaginary injury on my driveway, went to the doc's he said NO WAY you could have broken it that way. I insisted on x-ray, sure as hell it was broken (I heard it break) He said "not displaced MUCH, we'll just splint it. (uh...that is MY foot I want it fixed right) He put a fiberglass sling on it and had to cut the tip of the fingers on one glove off because he wrapped them into the splint. I went home and took it off and I could see the bone misaligned so I drank about a 1/2 bottle of rum and set it myself. Then I put on a trusted pair of old red wing boots that KNEW what shape my foot used to be! Went to an orthopedist the next day. He x-rayed it and complimented the doctor on HIS job of setting it. When I told him the story....he just stared with his mouth opened.
 

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And they say cyclists can save on life insurance...... lol
cause we only get hurt, not killed? BUT our health insurance.....LOL

You know, when you live life on the edge, sometimes you slip off
 

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Just twice
Ribs...My first big crash (I didn't know how to crash yet.)
Ribs...Huge Pack crash (landed on a guy's pedal, but I got my revenge by breaking his top tube and down tube)
 
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