Skeletal System

# How much pressure does it takes to break a bone?

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It depends on the bone. The clavicle is the most frequently broken bone in the human body because it is relatively weak and in a precarious position.

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## Related Questions

usually a lot of pressure but it depends on the bone. Example: It takes 12-16 pounds of pressure to break a knee.

The fingers are some of the easier bones in the human body to break. If you are looking for the amount of force that it takes, it takes roughly 8 pounds of pressure to break the bone.

You cant break your collar bone. It is filled with magical juice that makes it impossible to break. Yo should know this! So stop being a dumby and get with the program. It takes about 7lbs of pressure to break, but it all actually depends on the person. What size they are, what shape they are in, and how much muscle is surrounding the collar bone.

You can't break it actually because it is not bone.

Your question is a bit too broad, because it depends on what bone it is. That's not much of an answer, but if it helps any, I know that if you bend your elbow the way opposite that it is suppose to bend, it only takes 5 pounds of pressure to break it.

75 pounds of succinct concentrated opposing downward pressure will break almost any human bone

It takes about 8 pounds of pressure to break the human jaw

A bone can take about 7lbs of pressure so anything higher than 7 pounds can break your ankle.12lbs.

8lbs of pressure can break any bone in the human body if applied correctly.

Generally speaking, it takes 3-7 pounds pressure across a joint, and 5-20 pounds across the length a bone to cause a fracture anywhere on a human skeleton. Some bones require more force to break, whereas others less. What is more critical is the angle of attack and location on the bone.

It takes about 7 pounds of pressure to break an elbow according to the UFC

It takes 32.25 ft/pounds of pressure to break the elbow of a mature silverback male gorilla.

It depends on a number of factors: your age, sex and the health of your bones. So there is not one answer.

It takes around 25 Newtons of impact force to break an egg.

"depends on thee bone. Copperhead_51 " That's wrong. As long as there would be no gas in something, the thing cannot break under any kind of pressure (unless you have pressure equivalent to a sun or blackhole). At some pressure, chemicals can start to break down, but your bones would still not break.

This depends on the bone; to break a finger generally doesn't take much force, but your femur or your thigh bone is harder than cement!

~1 PSI ~1 PSI This is wrong. it takes a lot more then one lb

Well, have you ever had one of those clamps that you screw into the table and you can make it bigger or smaller?, well if you put your wrist in it {don't break your wrist thou} and tighten it then it can pretty much break any bone in your body

So for you femur bone, 2-3 elephants could stand on it w\out it breaking! Amazing right?

When you apply too much pressure for it to handle, your bone might break. I'd recommend NOT doing that to see if it's true, because it is! Ok? When it breaks, it can either do something like pop the joint, which is the normal not-so-bad-but-painful type, or it actually snaps in the middle of the bone, which can be very bad.

ListenYour bones are tough stuff - but even tough stuff can break. Like a wooden pencil, bones will bend under strain. But if the pressure is too much, or too sudden, bones can snap. You can break a bone by falling off a skateboard or crashing down from the monkey bars.When a bone breaks it is called a fracture (say: frak-chur). There's more than one way to break or fracture a bone. A break can be anything from a hairline fracture (a thin break in the bone) to the bone that's snapped in two pieces like a broken tree branch.

i don't know if this will help, but it takes 20 lbs. pressure to pull off your ear. no jokee! =|

Osteocytes are bone cells. There are two types, one that build bone called osteoclasts and ones that break down bone are called osteoblasts. Usually they break and build bone in such a way that the bones remain intact. If the osteoblast break down too much bone, then osteoporosis occurs.

When too much force is applied to one point of the bone it snaps to relieve the force.