What is the most frequently broken bone in the human body?
If one is talking about a single bone, statistically speaking the most commonly broken bone in the body is the clavicle, commonly referred to as the collar bone.
The most common fractures in people under 75 are wrist fractures, but the wrist is not made up of a single bone, but of 8 carpal bones. After age 75, hip fractures become the most common, but this makes up only a small percentage of the population.
See the related weblink below for verification, and the reasons why this is the most commonly broken bone for both children and adults.
With regards to movement and support to the body, a broken bone will reduce the ability of the bone to support the weight of the body. A bone acts as a frame for the muscle to pull against and thus enable movement. The muscle is unable to pull against a broken bone and therefore movement is reduced or not possible at all.
There are several reasons why it is so easily broken. First of all, it is the last bone in the body to fully form. Secondly it is the only bone that attaches a very movable joint (shoulder) to a more stable axial attachment to the sternum. So it is vulnerable to major impact as a result of its precarious position attaching the arm to the axial skeleton. In other words, it is the weakest bone…
what compensation will you get from a broken clavicle The collar bone is also known as the clavicle and is the most common bone which is damaged in the human body. If your collar bone is injured in an accident ans someone is legally to blame you should be able to claim compensation. See the related link entitled "broken collar bone" to see examples of compensation amounts in the UK for various different degrees of…