How do you guys keep breaking your clavicle?

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  1. Nas_kaj

    Nas_kaj New Member

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    How do you guys keep breaking your clavicle? I have been riding for several years now, and have been in one too many crashes and accidents, but my collarbone is FINE! How do you do it and how come it's not happening to me?
     
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  2. kdelong

    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    Are you wanting to break your collarbone:eek: ? It has to do with how you fall. The force of a heavy blow to the shoulder will be transmitted to the clavicle. Since it is a thinner bone than the shoulder structural bones, and since it is weaker due to it's curvature, it usually breaks under stress before the shoulder bones do.
     
  3. TheDarkLord

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    :D It does look like the OP wants a recipe on how to break the collarbone. I guess the people here could give him/her instructions? "We are sorry that you have not broken your collarbone yet. To break your collarbone <fill in details here>." :p
     
  4. Powerful Pete

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    Where were all these people before the internet? Did they exist? Or has the internet/online discussion forums brought out these... superior intellectual faculties in so many of the planet's inhabitants? :confused::eek:
     
  5. Nas_kaj

    Nas_kaj New Member

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    Hehehehehehheheeheh!
     
  6. 9.8mps2

    9.8mps2 New Member

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    Start shaving your legs....it'll break .
     
  7. kdelong

    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    Didn't break my clavicle but broke my scapula 5 1/2 wks ago. Not sure which is worse, but it hurt like hell.

    You are obviously going too slow when you crash :)
     
  9. Solanog

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    It's fairly easy, just go downhill on a slipery surface (gravel) and fall on your elbow, you don't need to go too fast, the secret is loosing your bike and becoming aware of it when you hit the ground on your shoulder, there is when it breaks. The other bruises are extra when you go rolling and dragging until something stops you.
    That is more or less my recipe for breaking the collar bone, by the way, it hurts for more than a week and you'll have an awful protuberance on it when it "heals".
     
  10. Powerful Pete

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    LOL Solanog. Maybe the OP will now be able to try the approach out and inform us (with photographic evidence please) of just how successful he has been. :D
     
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    There is a worse thing than a collarbone fracture, which is an acromioclavicular joint dislocation - you get these when the collarbone doesn't break. The AC joint injury doesn't heal itself, while the bone does.
     
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    Sterno-clavicular dislocation is good too. Very hard to do, lots of rarity value. Shouldn't have mentioned it - now everyone will want one.
     
  13. Powerful Pete

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    :DROTFL.:D I like the bit about 'rarity value'...
     
  14. Solanog

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    Are you willing to give us the detailed procedure for this? Is this a step up from clavicle fracture? :) ;)
     
  15. li rider

    li rider New Member

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    I'm happy enough with my separated AC joint.

    But get back to me when you start talking about broken femurs.


     
  16. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Hip, femur, it's all the same. It's easy to break a hip in two places.

    Certain bones are all well and good, but the real trick is to break so many that the ER doc says something like, "I stopped counting fractures when I got to 26 because it was starting to get silly."
     
  17. artemidorus

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    So am I, but I have it for good.
     
  18. Powerful Pete

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    LOL. :D
     
  19. Nas_kaj

    Nas_kaj New Member

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    Out of everyone here, kdelong have given me the answer I was looking for. I was wondering what was the science behind it. I didn't actually want to break it. You guys are silly nannies.
     
  20. alienator

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    Actually LOL wasn't even possible until a few months later......
     
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