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Madison
Started 23 Oct 2002. TIB/FIB FX compound
No one warned me about this. The not sleeping...

Maggie
Started 12 Apr 2006
I fell while rollerblading very fast and trying a complicated cross-over trick...

Mags
Started 25 Jun 2006
I was driving back to school after Thanksgiving break, when my car hit ice, and to avoid hitting the car next to me, I over corrected to the left...

Maia
Started 26 Mar 2004
Today would be the day I would take my new horse for our first ride...

Mandy
Started 18 Mar 2009
It was a snowy day in England... my children's school was closed and we were excited about going sledging...

Marc
Started 6 Jul 2004
Iím a hard core mountain biker with a never say die attitude...

Marci
Started 21 Feb 2006
I had just finished the fencing and was just doing some minor work cutting the black berry brambles away from the electric fencing when I hit a tiny patch of mud...

Marcy
Started 21 Aug 2011
My husband and I went on holiday to Turks and Caicos in the Carribean...

Marc_A
Started 2 Aug 2004
Church league softball is intense...

Marc_B
Started 18 May 2009
I leave work and ride over to see my wife on the other side of base on my cherry 2003 Harley Davidson Softail Standard...

Marc_H
Started 21 Jun 2011
Broke my fibula when a friend decided to get a piggy back ride...

Margaret
Started 7 May 2010
I planned to coast down hills, look at the bison, and stare at the pretty sunset...

Margee
Started 31 Dec 2006
I shattered my ankle/joint, fractured fibula/tibia after falling into my basement window well in my backyard...

Mari
Started 4 Dec 2006
I was hiking in Hawaii on a skinny, treacherous trail, when I somehow managed to step right off the trail...

Maria
Started 12 Mar 2003
This takes special skill and should not be attempted by anyone at home...

Marianndl
Started 4 Mar 2010
I attended a orienteering competition and I fall on my knee ...

Marianne
Started 2 Mar 2004
I felt total confidence that I had mastered another aspect of my favorite sport...

Maribeth
Started 8 Jan 2007
I fell down the same flight of stairs that I have fallen down several times before...

Marie
Started 27 Aug 2004
I broke my tib/fib in a car accident...

Marielle
Started 9 Jun 2013
I was so excited that soccer was back with my best friends...

Marilyn
Started 13 Jul 2003. TIB/FIB FX
We hadn't skied for several years, and my daughter had outgrown all of her ski clothes, so we spent the week restocking...

Marisa
Started 3 Oct 2010
I started walking my bike through the crosswalk...

Mark
Started 16 May 2003. TIB FX (surgery with HW) right leg
I was stepping into a kiddie water slide at our resort in Florida...

Mark2
Started 17 Dec 2007
You would think after 330 sky dives...

Mark4
Started 10 Mar 2008
I broke my leg January 2 playing ice hockey...

Mark5
Started 17 Mar 2008
I decided to squat and jump instead of waiting for my turn on the rear ladder...

Mark_F
Started 3 Jul 2003
I decided to minimise the risk of injury and only play the last 20 minuets of the second half...

Mark_G
Started 12 Jul 2004
Myself and another guy went in for a 50/50 ball...

Mark_G2
Started 18 Feb 2014
Broke my left leg skiing off a jump at Grand Targhee Wyoming...

Mark_M
Started 13 Aug 2006
After a fall in March in which I suffered a broken ankle and a compound tib/fib fracture I am hoping...

Mark_S
Started 21 Mar 2007
In the past few years I went from a fairly sedentary guy to a avid (possibly manic) bicycle rider...

Mark_W
Started 20 Oct 2004
I managed to get about as bad a plateau fracture as you could get, supposedly...

Mark_W2
Started 20 Apr 2006
I'm on one of my favorite bikes, a yellow 1998 Ducati 748...

Marlene
Started 25 Jul 2007
I was rushing down the stairs with a large box in my hands...

Martha
Started 11 Sep 2006. FX Ankle, with dislocation
I broke my leg Irish dancing...

Marthajane
Started 22 Jun 2001. TIB plateau FX (surgery with HW)
I fell down an old fashioned spiral staircase...

Martha_M
Started 9 Aug 2007
I was coming down the stairs and my left ankle twisted, I tried to use my right foot to prevent my fall, but...

Martin
Started 5 Nov 2003
I was always warned that one day something like this would happen...

Martina
Started 16 Jan 2011
I broke my ankle stepping out of a back door. Unfortunately I was also 38 weeks pregnant at the time...

Martinj
Started 4 Jun 2012
I was working on a big pile of dirt...

Martin_M
Started 7 Jul 2004
Not driving my Porsche or riding my bike I was driving a ball down a fairway...

Martin_M2
Started 13 Sep 2005
I felt the beam move and I tried to evacuate the area...

Marty
Started 16 Nov 2004
I was riding my motorcycle with a group and lost it in a curve, I hit a ditch and flew through the woods...

Marty2
Started 19 Feb 2011
I fell while skiing...

Mary
Started 3 Aug 2009. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW) left leg
I was coming down the stairs and my daughter was perched on one of them...

Mary2
Started 7 Apr 2010
I broke my femur 11 years ago today...

Maryanne
Started 13 Sep 2005. FX Ankle compound (surgery with HW)
I was down in one of the kids rooms moving furniture around...

Marybeth
Started 23 May 2012
My ankle and shin was broken while going down the front stairs and stepping off the last step onto uneven cement in the sidewalk...

Mary_C
Started 9 Sep 2004
Our bushes around our house needed a little trim, so I was trimming away and it started to rain...

Mary_C6
Started 11 Jul 2005
As we neared a single track trail, a woman on a stallion raced by me...

Mary_H2
Started 17 Jun 2006
I climbed up a retaining wall...

Mary_J
Started 30 Oct 2011
My husband and I went for our regular bike ride in the park...

Mary_M
Started 6 Mar 2005
I moved to the Caribbean (Tortola) two and a half months ago from London, and thought it would be good for my health...

Mats
Started 14 Mar 2004. TIB plateau FX (surgery with HW)
Weather was perfect, snow was great and my parallell turns were flawless...

Matt
Started 15 Jul 2002. FIB FX (no surgery) 9/02, FEMUR FX
The opposing player performed a Bruce Lee lunge...

Matt2
Started 28 Aug 2007
I was mountain biking in Truckee, CA on the Hole-In-The-Ground trail...

Matt3
Started 17 Mar 2008
I was playing football (soccer!!) at the end of January in England...

Matt5
Started 25 Feb 2012
I was involved in a serious head on collision in February...

Matthew
Started 24 Aug 2003
I broke my leg in a way you might find funny, and I do too...

Matthew_B
Started 4 Aug 2005
I was cycling to my tennis club just before 10 a.m on a road I have cycled over several hundred times before...

Matthew_G
Started 1 Feb 2005
Both my body and mind lost control...

Matthew_H
Started 27 Apr 2009
It's not pride that comes before a fall, it's actually drink...

Matthew_S
Started 21 Sep 2004
I tripped over my own two feet...

Matty_B
Started 1 Feb 2012
As I began to load the van it started rolling and picking up speed...

Matt_C
Started 7 Mar 2004
I managed to hop up to my room...

Matt_L
Started 16 Jan 2004
I am a navigator for a performance rally team...

Matt_N
Started 11 Feb 2012
I was playing football for my local Sunday League team...

Matt_P
Started 12 Jun 2003. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW)
As I charged over to make the catch I called for it (or I thought I did, I still can't remember), simple catch and I caught it...

Matt_W
Started 9 Nov 2010
This is the story of my son's broken leg...

Maureen
Started 24 Aug 2011. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW)
It all begin on my first camping trip of 2011...

Maxine
Started 5 Oct 2004
I was at happy event for my staff on 24 Sept 04, a 5000 strong event in Jakarta...

Max_D
Started 29 Jun 2013
I rounded third base to go home, knowing it was an easy run, but due to the "Always Slide" rule...

Mayliz
Started 25 Apr 2010
Unfortunately when he made the swerve...

Meg
Started 26 Oct 2009
Every two months a group to which I belong turns a Boy Scout camp into thirteenth century England....

Megan
Started 19 Oct 2002. TIB/FIB FX, (surgery with HW) external fixator
I was keeping my eyes focused in the air at the ball yelling "I got it"...

Megan_B
Started 2 Oct 2005
I came out of a high back tuck and landed on my right leg...

Megan_M
Started 1 Sep 2009
I volunteer for a search and rescue group...

Megan_T
Started 10 Jun 2011
I was Horseback riding... bareback heading back to the barn after a nice spring ride...

Meggs
Started 10 Oct 2009
I decided I would carry the puppy and my fiancee would carry everything else...

Melanie
Started 17 Dec 2007
It all started with a positive pregnancy test...

Melanie_C
Started 20 Jul 2010
I was carrying a rather large petrol trimmer...

Melenor
Started 6 Aug 2007
You just donít realize how uncomfortable, limiting, irritating, painful, and inconvenient it can be to break a leg. Until...

Meli
Started 22 Jan 2008
I slipped on a wet floor I had just mopped...

Melissa
Started 27 May 2004. TIB/FIB FX
So, I am cleaning the bathroom with my headphones on, dancing to Usher's "Yeah" song...

Melissa2
Started 22 May 2006
I used to figure skate when I was a child - I loved it...

Melissa3
Started 8 Aug 2012
I fell off a 2 metre drop onto a pedestrian walkway...

Melissa4
Started 10 Mar 2013
I noticed a light dusting of snow as I walked out my garage. What I didn't see was the ice under the snow...

Melissa_Ann
Started 19 Jul 2006
While downhill mountain biking down my street...

Melissa_J
Started 23 Jun 2006
I was cruising along after my lesson - practicing wiggles backwards...

Melissa_M
Started 23 Jan 2010
I was halfway up the hill when my niece took off on her sled and was headed right for the trees...

Melissa_N
Started 17 Nov 2011
I was walking to my car with my 15 month old son in my arms...

Melissa_S
Started 10 Jan 2006
We're off biking down the extremely rutted road into Placenica...

Mere
Started 4 Feb 2012
I landed here by falling off stairs while taking the dogs out...

Meredith2
Started 31 Jul 2005
I broke my leg playing frisbee...

Meredith_L
Started 19 Feb 2006
My father and two friends of ours decided to go on a trail ride at my parent's farm...

Merella
Started 26 Jul 2004
Perfect conditions, loads of fresh snow, blue skies - we were having an absolute blast going up and down runs like there was no tomorrow...

Meri
Started 7 Jun 2005
One of my best friends from college has six lively dogs who were excited to play and roughhouse...

Meridith
Started 17 May 2004
It was 2 weeks ago today on the American River rafting...

Michael
Started 15 Sep 2001. TIB plateau FX (surgery with HW)
It was the first game of the season (of course)...

Michael2
Started 7 Mar 2009
We were hanging out and wanted to do something so I said "Hey lets go sleigh riding"...

Michael3
Started 12 Oct 2011
I have seen it happen to lot of footballers throughout my career...

Michael4
Started 18 Jul 2013
I was involved in a motorcycle accident...

Michael_C
Started 13 May 2003. TIB/FIB FX, (surgery with HW)
I slipped on the ice in Norway...

Michael_F
Started 23 Jul 2005
Lance Armstrong I am not...

Michael_G
Started 25 Apr 2003. TIB plateau FX, (surgery with HW)
10 minutes into my first game and whammo...

Michael_P
Started 12 Nov 2003. TIB/FIB FX
I play soccer in an amateur league. There were only ten more minutes to play...

Michael_S
Started 24 Jun 2003. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW) left leg
I had just passed his car and and was now 3 steps into the second lane when my world went hazzy...

Michael_S2
Started 18 Jan 2015
After riding on the back wheel (as us show-offs do) I hit a divit whilst at the point of balance and my right foot had slipped of the right peg and left me with no back brake control...

Michele2
Started 2 Jul 2015
I broke the head of my femur, supposedly caused by running, however...

Michele_A
Started 29 Aug 2010
The beginning of my journey started oin Alabama rock climbing with my 17 year old son...

Michele_C
Started 11 Jul 2005
I fell off my deck backwards down only 2 steps and landed on my back...

Michele_M
Started 3 Nov 2013
I had a set of slick cyclo-cross tires on my hybrid...

Michelle
Started 13 Oct 2003. TIB/FIB FX
It had rained the first three days of the fair and the midway was a muddy mess...

Michelle2
Started 23 May 2006
The road was the type with a straight away and dipped up and down...

Michelle3
Started 27 Jan 2010
I missed a step and fell forward...

Michelle4
Started 28 Dec 2010
I missed a step...

Michelle5
Started 19 May 2013
Pulling my 700lb Harley, with a tow rope, behind a SUV...

Michelle_J
Started 27 Dec 2004
Turns out I stepped in an 8" hole in the yard...

Michelle_n
Started 29 Oct 2009
I was hurrying, which I never normally do...

Michelle_T
Started 1 Jul 2010
As we were having our evening meal a giraffe named Sebastian came to see us...

Michelle_W
Started 24 Aug 2004
As I was walking down the stairs I guess I just stepped down really hard on the last step and I just fell right down...

Mick
Started 6 Jan 2001. FEMUR TIB/FIB FX compound, both legs
My story began with a head-on collision...

Mike
Started 9 Mar 2003. TIB/FIB FX (2 surgeries)
We decided to take a quick, one hour trail ride on our dirt bikes...

Mike2
Started 7 Mar 2008
I've always bragged that I've never broken any bones in my life. Seems surprising since I used to do a lot of crazy stuff as a kid...

Mike4
Started 25 Jan 2010
I fell coming off of the chairlift and landed in front of my girlfriend, she topples on top of me and POP...

Mike5
Started 18 Dec 2010
I went down on the right side and the bike spun out...

Mikey
Started 4 Oct 2003
I flew towards the 9 ft high metal ramp pointing me towards an 80 ft gap...

Mike_B
Started 13 Feb 2007
The wind was blowing pretty hard, so the wind chill temperature was probably below zero...

Mike_C
Started 14 Jun 2002
"If you hurt yourself on that thing you'll get no sympathy from me"...

Mike_C2
Started 28 Feb 2006
I was riding my motorcycle on the interstate, when out the corner of my eye was a Ford Explorer going out of control...

Mike_D
Started 19 Feb 2006
I was riding a BMX bike just before Christmas with my dog...

Mike_G
Started 3 Apr 2005
I skipped lunch for one of my favorite pasttimes - volleyball (actual walleyball; volleyball in a raquetball court)...

Mike_K
Started 29 Jan 2006
I stepped of my 10 foot high platform onto a ladder. The ladder slipped...

Mike_L
Started 11 Feb 2004
I was coming down a ladder in my garage and I missed a few rungs (I thought I was at the bottom)...

Mike_M
Started 15 Jun 2009
I was playing baseball last Thursday night...

Mike_N
Started 6 Mar 2005
With 10 seconds left in a regional playoff game I was skating along the boards heading towards the end zone corner...

Mike_P
Started 22 Mar 2003. FEMUR FX (right) Knee FX (left)
A nameless friend of my came up with the brilliant idea to sled around our neighbourhood on a sled that tied to the back of his truck...

Mike_P2
Started 19 Jul 2006
After about 4 hours in the attic I had finished putting the silvery foam down...

Mike_W
Started 29 Aug 2004
My friend and I had just finished wrapping up winning first place on our Monday night horseshoe league...

Mike_Z
Started 10 Jan 2006
I am a ski racer; spandex suit, ski waxing, all of that...

Milana
Started 2 Oct 2007
I was at martial arts (Soo-Bahk-Do to be exact) and I was testing for my last step before black belt...

Mim
Started 12 Nov 2003. TIB FX (surgery with HW)
I was playing soccer for my team against another team from Melbourne...

Miranda
Started 16 Jun 2009
I had softball practice that night...

Mirta
Started 26 May 2004. FIB FX (surgery with HW)
I was still sitting on the hospital bed when I reached for a glass of grape juice...

Missy
Started 6 Mar 2005
Underneath the light snow covered pavement was a sheet of ice...

Missy2
Started 5 Mar 2006
I got hit by a hit-and-run driver on my Moms birthay...

Missy_L
Started 8 Nov 2011
Alcohol: Because no great story started with someone eating salad...

Missy_S
Started 28 Aug 2013
My husband, two boys, and I decided to hike to Mount Glory from Teton Pass outside of Jackson Hole...

Misty
Started 3 Oct 2004
I fell while getting out of the shower...

Mitch
Started 5 Sep 2005
I'm 35 and have a 12 year old brother. He just started getting into skating so I thought I would revive some of my early 80's skate tricks...

Mitch2
Started 15 Aug 2006
My surgeon said it was a "pretty good" break...

Mitchell
Started 3 Apr 2011
My bed is on a loft reach by a spiral stair case...

Mitzi
Started 7 Aug 2006
I was a passenger travelling to a dance festival in Saratoga Springs...

Mo
Started 3 Jan 2007
I simply stepped down wrong on my right foot. I heard a crack and down I went...

Molli
Started 10 Apr 2010
I fractured my right fibula simply by falling...

Molly
Started 28 May 2001. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW)
I had a map and some cheese curds on the seat next to me...

Molly2
Started 2 May 2011
I retired from my job on March 1st, and three weeks later I broke my leg slipping down a ladder on the Museo de Barquo in Buenos Aires...

Molly_B
Started 8 Nov 2002. Foot FX
Four days before we were to leave for Hawaii...

Molly_H
Started 7 Aug 2006
I recently got my leg stuck under a hay wagon...

Mongo
Started 6 Jun 2013
I was going to pull in to a Subway, to get me a sandwich...

Monica
Started 21 Jul 2002
So, I just need to stick it out...

Morgan
Started 3 May 2009
After drunkenly stumbling to the bus stop...

Murielle
Started 21 Aug 2011
After 10 wonderful days at the beach in California, I had the bright idea of trying skimboarding...

Murray
Started 12 Jan 2006
I am 52 and broke the tibia and fibula in my left leg while snowboarding...

Myron
Started 27 May 2004
I came to a busy intersection and was crossing it when I was hit by the pizza driver...

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