Worst Bones to Break


The Top Ten

1 Spine

Breaking your spine is by far the worst. You are paralysed for life and will never be able to walk or move properly for the rest of your life. You will be in immense pain for your whole life and you will be stuck in a wheelchair. I've been in a wheelchair since I was 8 years old and was in a car crash but I'm thankful I didn't break my neck or spine

If you broke your spine you will not be able to move or anything for your whole life. You can see and feel and talk and everything, but you can't move and you will suffer. I would rather die quickly than live long but painfully.

Broke my spine in half and smashed 6 vertebrae along with it. It was T10-L3, I had a spinal fusion and was in the hospital for a total of 4 days From April 11-15th and then walked out. This happened because of a car hitting me while I was on my motorcycle. I got lucky...

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2 Collarbone

I broke my left clavicle in football when I challenged for a header but the guy didn't jump and I went over the top of him when I landed I heard a pop and when I got up I went to run and I took one running step I paused the pain was unbearable but it stopped when I started walking so at this point I knew it was bad but I didn't think it was a broken clavicle so I walked off the pitch to the changing rooms sat down then all of a sudden the worst pain I've ever felt just shot up to my clavicle and shoulder area I started to cry so I went to find the doctor he told me I have broken my clavicle my left one and I went to hospital they confirmed I had broken my clavicle then my dad come to pick me up from Kingston hospital it was a hour and half drive and we hit a couple speed bumps and the pain made me cry every time and I had to sleep in a certain position for a couple weeks the pain lasted 3 days my mum had to shower me for a week (I wore boxers and shorts when she showered me) she ...more

I broke my left collarbone while skateboarding. I didn't really notice the pain at first till I had gotten in the car to go to the hospital. (I was going to the ER because I hit my head hard, not because of the shoulder injury) drive to the hospital was the worst. Every little bump and turn was causing so much pain it was making me cry. My boyfriend had to drive extremely slow. Once I got to the hospital they did an x-ray and I broke and shattered some bones on my clavicle. They did surgery a couple of days later and put in a hook plate. It was one of the most painful this I have EVER experienced. I have broken other bones before too. My mom had to help my change, shower and do my hair. I could hardly sleep because I could only sleep in one position that didn't cause too much pain. But 2 months later and I'm in physical therapy and it still causing a little pain and I can't lift it about my shoulders. It sucks.

My first time snowboarding for the season was going great. But as most snowboarders know you get worse and worse as the day progresses because your muscles just get tired. It was my last run of the day and I was so tired, I'm on my why down a nice blue trail cruise and I see a jump ahead. It doesn't look like a normal jump, but I can't see very well so I assume it's fine. I'm start bombing down ready to do some sick trick and I go off and fly. Like I flew probably 20 feet. And that actually wasnt a jump, it was a steeply inclined part of the trail. Anyways I wasn't ready for it and I land right on my shoulder. The pain was so much I was out of breath. I thought I dislocated my arm and actually tried to move it to see if it could somehow pop back in. But it hurt so much. My friend tells me we need to go down the rest of the mountain still to get help. I did and found out later that night I blew up my collar bone. I couldn't sleep for the next few days. And id move my arm just so ...more

I broke my collarbone while Playing baseball. I slid into third and shattered it and till this day hate sliding into third

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3 Neck

If you break your neck you will be in pain and suffering. I hurts a lot and you can get paralyzed for the rest of your life.

One of the worst feelings in my life was being told I might never be able to walk again

It was necking bad

4 Skull

If your skull breaks, you probably won't survive, or be the same again. By far the worst bone to break. Well, technically, more than one bone, but still. - PositronWildhawk

I cracked my head open when I was a baby because my mom dropped me (on accident)

- Ajkloth

This is the worst bone to break, should be number 1, how will you live? - AnimeDrawer

Jedi savior a damn blunt force trauma that's like hellish.- Kevinsidis

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5 Knee

I broke my knee last week, I have got a massive cast on for 6 weeks and wont be able to do any physical activity for at least 10 weeks. Also not to mention the extreme amount of pain when it happened and the very uncomfortable drive to hospital.

Patella fracture is horrible. For a small bone it has a huge function. Recovery is on the order of years and depending on the severity you will likely always have some degree of disability with pain and loss of function

Very painful. Nerves meet going up and down leg.

I shattered my patella into 11 pieces. I was lucky enough to be hammered when it happend but still the pain came in waves on the way to hospital. I thought my friend was going the wrong way and I started screaming but he was going to the hospital I just couldn’t see anymore my vision slowly went black til all I could see wAs street lights. Finally got to hospital where I had to wait 4 days til my surgery because the swelling was so bad. Waking up from surgery was the single worst moment of my life. I thought I knew what pain was, especially considering I just shattered my knee cap but the pain after surgery was other worldly. I have no words to describe it. It was the worst pain id ever felt times 100. I couldn’t breath. I savagely screamed at the nurses and doctors to give me something stronger but I remember they said..any more and well kill you.. then before I knew it I was high as hell. They had to drug me til I passed back out. The second time I woke up I had a morphine ...more

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6 Femur

Unlike the skull,neck, or spine, if you break your femur u will most likely live and have to go through all the pian. Collarbone will be up there because it is the most common bone to break but not the worst. I have broken 5 bones in my life. Wrist, Metacarpal, hip,knee, and femur. Nothing come close to femur. If you have only broken your knee I can see where you are coming from. I thought nothing could be worse. I was vary, vary wrong. Femur is the longest and hardest bone to brake, so when you do brake it, you know. I broke my femur playing baseball sliding into 2nd base when my cleats stuck to the ground and the base didn't move. I thought they were going to amputate my leg it hurt so bad.

I've broken my femur 7 times, and it hurts. Hurts like hell, I've even had doctors say that they're surprised that I wasn't in more pain when coming in emergency since they rate it in top 5 worst bones to break

Femur should be #4 at least. To be honest, if you break your skull, neck, of spine, there is a high chance of death or paralysis, so you won't feel that pain very long.

Just broke my femur. Extremely painful. Was in a bad car crash. Thought they were going to amputate it. I broke it clean in half and they had to put a metal rod in it during surgery. The pain doesn’t stop and you have to go through it to recovery. First time breaking a bone and I pray to God it’s my last.

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7 Tailbone (butt)

I only slightly bruised it and it felt like I broke it... I can't even imagine actually breaking it

I broke my tailbone in 2013 and I had to wear a back-brace for about 2 months, I couldn't participate in any physical activities and it gave me back and neck pain for years.

I broke my tailbone after slipping on the stairs. It hurt so bad I couldn't even walk, sit or lay down. It's been 5 years since that happen and it still affects me.

I got kneed in the tailbone I couldn't sit properly for 3 months it was the worst in the car if there was a tiny bump it would be the worst pain ever

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8 Sternum

If you were to break your sternum, your done. Part of it will puncture the lungs, another part may hit the heart, and even the liver can get hit with the sharp broken parts. - SteelCity99

I've broken my sternum and even though it was a clean small break breathing was a extremely painful thing to do

When I broke it I was in hospital for 3 months

I broke my sternum in a car crash recently. It is extremely painful to breath; to stand up from a sitting position and to bend over. Vicodin and ice packs help a lot.

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9 Leg

I currently have a Tibial plateau fracture requiring a plate and screws to reconstruct. The pain I had after surgery when the anesthesia wore off was the most intense pain I've ever felt in my life. Even the femural nerve block did nothing to soothe the pain. I've had multiple broken wrists and arms before. This was my first fracture requiring surgery. This morning, I made the mistake of missing a dose of my pain meds and I had to relive the pain, almost to the level immediately following surgery. Thanks to modern medicine for relatively fast acting pain killers!

I am currently suffering from a tibial plateau fracture. This is the first time in my life I am breaking a bone. The OS fixed a plate with 5 screws to stabilize the fracture. Now I am on non-weight bearing for 12 weeks. I was really uncomfortable after the surgery. It took almost a month for my pain to subdue.

Open Fracture on Tibia and Fibula.. Worst pain of my life.

I don’t think people understand the pain of a fibula-fibula compound fracture because most people go into shock and don’t feel a lot of pain. I was playing a basketball game for my highschool and I jumped to save the game and came down wrong. I didn’t go into shock and I felt the worse pain I had ever experienced and I have a pretty high pain tolerance. The recovery isn’t bad because you should be able to walk in just 2 weeks but the pain for about the first 3 hours is terrible. It was so bad I wanted to die right then and there.

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10 Hip

I had a hairline fracture in my hip when I was 11 years old it happened while I was doing the monkey bars.Belive it or not I was doing them not on top of the not sitting on them and I had to go to the hospital and be transported to another it hurt like hell and I couldn’t do anything for almost 8 weeks I was on crutches and almost needed emergency sugery

Hurts like a bitch!

The Newcomers

? Radius

I fractured my radius bone on my arm and it makes your fingers numb.

The Contenders

11 Foot

I just broke both of my feet. I have a twist compound fracture on my 5th metatarsal bone on one foot, the other is completely shattered.thinking I was on the last stair while still being 4 stairs up in the middle of the night. We have hardwood floors ands my feet buckled under me and I screamed so loud! I have a high pain tolerance, I break a toe at least once a week, always slamming my finger in doors, etc. I also had one of my children completely natural and the day this happened was the worst pain in my life!

I broke my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th metatarsal bones while jumping off the side of a bridge, it was about 5 ft, and my sister had just done it before me and she was fine. As soon as I hit the ground I heard a loud crack and I was rolling on the ground in pain. I felt like throwing up and passing out. The worst pain was the first day and first night, and let me just say, I've had kidney stones before due to past problems and the pain level was the exact same with a broken foot. And to top it all off it's at the start of summer break. Oh and one more thing, Tylenol #3 is your best friend when it comes to a broken bone. I was able to sleep a straight 3 hours after I took one.

Broke my first 3 metatarsal bones I my right foot, dropped a few thousand pounds of quartz counter-tops in it

I didn’t have pain but the recovery sucked! No baths... can’t put anyweight on it... you feel so helpless. The smallest things are a lot of work. I broke my third fourth and fifth metatarsal, along with two rock bones

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12 Ankle

I broke my ankle on a large jumping castle, I jumped of a ledge around 5-6 meters high and landed on an inflated target, however when I landed I heard a loud snap. I broke one of my growing plates as well as dislocated it. It sucks because you can't walk and it hurts like absolute hell! I had a large metal wire sticking out of my foot, so it could move that growing plate back into place.

Never have a felt such a sharp pain. I shattered the tibia at the ankle, broke the fibula, and split the two of them apart the ankle joint. Had a plate, 11 screws, and two Syndesmosis TightRopes put in my ankle. Was non-weight bearing for 3 months. Still often have moderate pain and occasional sharp pains in the ankle region.

God damn I broke my ankle playing soccer. Some dirty player came at me nasty. Worst pain every! But maybe cause I broke both my fibula and tibia. I had to get surgery, so now I got a plate and some screws in my foot. Breaking bones hurt in general but I think the ankle bones hurt so much

I feel fine

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13 Arm

Proximal humerus fractures are extremely painful with level 7 and level 8 pain being almost constant for the first several days at least. Nights are very excruciating for a long period of time too as there is no way to sleep without the fracture being extremely irritated. Two to three hours of sleep is the norm. Recovery seems to be "by the inch". Pain starts out the first week like excruciating sharp knife like stabbing bone pain that hits intensely every time one makes any kind of a re positioning move - one does not even want to try to move when you are experiencing any less pain even momentarily. The pain evolves into more throbbing/aching type pain that is still around level 6 by the third to fourth week. It is like enduring a "pain marathon" healing the bone - then therapy starts! Written four weeks after initial injury.

Breaking the top of your humorous is higher than 8...this is a very painful bone and I would rather be on crutches than only have one arm. It also hurts the use of your arm for the long run.

It takes really long to heal and you feel like you've only got one arm even though you technically have both. The worst part is getting back the full range of motion in the elbow especially if the fracture is there or especially close to it. I couldn't even get a cast because I had to start (excruciating) physio the day right after my op that inserted metal plates and screws inside me.

I currently have a broken arm and its painful

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14 Ribs

Broke rib #9 which punctured my lung and had to have a chest tube, most painful thing I have ever experienced

There's no way to really keep them immobile. You have to breathe, after all. Other bones can be given casts, but wrapping ribs leads to infections. There's also puncturing a lung, which I think speaks for itself.

I fractureded 3 ribs and it is the worse lingering pain I've ever dealt with. If you cough, sneeze, take deep breaths or move wrong your going to be in intense pain. No relief for fractured ribs but waiting in pain for 6 weeks for them to heal. I'm starting week three and don't feel any better. Avoid breaking your ribs. It stinks!

Just broke a couple ribs from coughing and is it so painful! Please avoid at all cost. Broken ribs are excruciatingly painful. I’m in pain whenever I need to move in the slightest way. I mean anyway you move breathing, coughing, sneezing, sitting, standing and laying down (awful pain) you experience horribly constant pain.

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15 Wrist

I've broken and ankle, nose, and fingers but the most painful bone to go has been my radial. I had a colles fracture in my right wrist and had to spend 3 nights in hospital and have to operations. I was off work for six weeks. I can no make a first, struggle to write and hold anything. This has definitely been the worst break.

I broke mine today and I had my operation the day after as it was a sever break I needed to stay at hospital for a week and I couldn't walk

Yesterday I was riding my bike and I flew off at a gravelly spot I fractured my wrist and it HELLA painful

I broke my right scaphoid (carpal wrist bone) about 8 months ago and it still hasn't fully recovered. It wasn't very painful to break at first, but within hours it completely seized up my wrist, and was very painful. It required surgery as I needed a screw in my bone.
I had a cast or a splint on for over four straight months, and even after getting the cast off, it is still painful to move, grip, and extend.
The scaphoid is a particularly bad bone to break because it takes so long to recover.

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16 Jaw

Not the pain but the recovery is a joke 6 weeks of bull crap liquids. Not to mention having to wait to open your mouth properly and usually you have broken teeth

This should be number one!

Hell! I'm going through it now and it's hell!

Mine was an open break. It is very painful and bloody because the head bleeds a lot, but it's the recovery that makes it the worst. Metal plates surgically added. Mouth wired shut for months...imagine all that can happen and it does. Hurts when you shiver, hurts when you hiccup, hurts when you need to yawn, etc.

Plus your stomach wants actual food, but is only getting liquids, so throwing up is a very real possibility...and a painful one as well.

You can't talk, eat, or sometimes breath properly. Wasnt allowed to do anything until I got the wires out because of the possibility of choking or not being able to breath. They make you carry around wire cutters.

I also ripped a nerve so I have limited feeling to one side of my mouth, but trust me I still feel a hell of a lot when I move my jaw a certain way and its been years.

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17 Humerus

The pain didn't go away for 4 weeks and it took 10months to fully heal and another 3 months gaining back the muscle and range of motion for football again

I've had a broken arm, collarbone and a humerus fracture and dislocation, but the humerus hurt the most. Even more than the collarbone!

I was 11 when I broke my humorous playing tackle football. It hurt pretty bad. Not only that but I had radial nerve palsy in my wrist because some how when the bone broke it cut that nerve. It took me about 7 months to fully recover. It was a lot to ho through because I missed out on a lot of things amd has to do theropy for a year. But now everything's back to normal and I'm happy to be out playing ports again

So annoying

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18 Heel

I broke my heel three weeks ago and the pain is horrendous. I've broken wrist, which had to be wired, as well as fingers and toes in past and none of that compares to this. I've been told it could take three to four months to start walking properly.

Chuffing painful! I've broken my nose, ankle, wrist and ribs. The combined pain of these comes nowhere near a shattered calcaneus!

No weight bearing for 18-20 weeks after operation - longer than any other bone in foot or leg.

From all these stories, I'd vote for this one!

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19 Pelvis

Shattered mine in 5 different places. They do not put metal pis and plates in the pelvis. You must lay still and let it heal. Every tiny movement is felt. 3 months and still on a walker.

Worst frustrating bone to brake painful and you have to learn how to walk again 4 months off my legs carnt feel anything orety much paralysed

20 Elbow

I broke my elbow five days ago by jumping on a bed with my sister and falling into the window. Apparently I passed out and was airlifted to a hospital where I had three operations in the next two days. The pain has been excruciating and the splint is super itchy. This should be higher on the list.

21 Tibia

I broke my tibia and fibula together but if you barely move it hurts a lot I'm 12 and in football when it happen I'm in a boot know but it's so bad

It hurts

It’s is very bad to break it

22 Nose

Completely obliterated my nose off my own knee on trampoline trying to do a double frontflip, most amount of blood I've seen in my life. 7/10 pain scale compared to everything I've felt, (tailbone is one of em, if you've broken your ass you know what I'm talking about)

Hurts like a m o f o... someone kicked me in the face when I was 13 playing soccer and I had to wear this weird cast that like covered my nose and I had to get surgery and you can still tell that I broke it

Got hit in the face with a surfboard while underwater after riding a wave. broke the tip of my nose and hurt really really bad. There are so many nerves in your face.

Hurts like a bitch

23 Thumb

I just broke my right thumb yesterday and I write with that hand so school will be fun tomorrow!

Broke my scaphoid worst time of my life

Mine snapped in half hurt like hell

I couldn't write.

24 Cheekbone
25 Fibula

I broke my fibula and tibia (shin and calf bones) while riding a bike the bones spit right in half twisting out of place. every movement hurt it felt like jello. I had to wait 3 day in a splint to get it set and casted. Every bump on the road hurt. When I got it set I nearly passed out the doctor said it was one of the top 3 pains known to humans along with going into labor and passing kidney stones. After that it still hurt badly for a day. These bones are vital for walking. I got a full cast off yesterday but the pain continued, every little movement my knee made killed me my leg was so stiff from being in a full cast. I was lucky and got a boot because I healed quickly I could have been in a half cast of r4 weeks then a boot for another, then maybe therapy for 4 weeks. luckily I am getting out in the boot. The bone is still broken but healing well. The pain in the knee will last a few more days

26 Upper Leg
27 Stapes
28 Finger

Chipped the tip of my finger from a baseball hitting in head on after being hit. Almost passed out from the pain and it raised the nail off

I dislocated my finger I'm not sure if its part of being broken but its painful too It was very shocking to see my finger bent backward!

Pain is not that bad. It's the fact that you can't do anything with the broken hand for about a month that's annoying

Sliding into baseball bag, out for a month litarlly sucks

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29 Toe

I was playing soccer and I was about to shoot and someone put the under of his boots in front of the ball so instead of the ball I hit the studs with my first 2 toes (this all happened in about half a second)the pain is excruciating and it doesn't stop it's continuous for about 3 weeks.

Toe, last week I broke my toe and the bone was sticking out of my toe. It was one of the worst pains I have ever felt.

I was on track and I stumbled on a hurdle and lost balance then fell on of my toe and they were broken

It hurts

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