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Sabrina
Started 27 Jan 2004. TIB/FIB FX
And all of a sudden I feel a skateboard under my right foot...

Sally
Started 28 Jun 2005
On our fourth and last day of skiing...

Sam
Started 10 Mar 2002. TIB FX
I was so moved by their gesture to each pitch in a dollar to pay my way I couldn't say no...

Samantha
Started 18 Dec 2006
I was riding one of my horses at an educational institution...

Sam_J
Started 6 Dec 2010
I was playing rugby for my school team...

Sam_S
Started 12 Jun 2004
I fell down a flight of wet steps two weeks ago...

Sandi
Started 17 Jun 2002
My story is not very exciting but it is real...

Sandra
Started 4 Dec 2004. TIB/FIB FX compound (surgery with HW)
I tripped on a stair leaving a friends home and in a split second found myself on the ground...

Sandra2
Started 11 May 2007
The census started on a Wednesday, the same day it started a typical spring blizzard here in the Alberta foothills...

Sandra_B
Started 30 Jun 2006
I was in France for the weekend...

Sandra_S
Started 9 Jan 2007
I was hit by a car while crossing the street...

Sandra_T
Started 26 Jan 2010
I stepped out of my door with a cake...

Sandra_W
Started 7 Dec 2007
Hunter paces are a organized trail ride with jumps throughout the ride...

Sandy
Started 22 Dec 2003
I was walking along when next thing I know I'm falling forwards...

Sandy2
Started 9 Feb 2007
I broke my leg while skiing ...

Sandy_M
Started 28 Oct 2006
My dog is medium-sized mixed breed about 44 pounds and Zeus is a huge boxer weighing in at 120, but he is a big sweetie...

Sankar
Started 24 Mar 2008
Unexpectedly a dog crossed the road...

Sara
Started 30 Aug 2001. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW)
My shoe got caught in between two cobblestones...

Sara3
Started 11 Jul 2005
I was sure it was broken but confused because it didn't hurt all that bad...

Sara4
Started 3 Feb 2013
Detached garage with 2 steps down to a slight decline sidewalk...

Sarah
Started 14 Nov 2003. Ankle FX (dislocation, surgery with HW)
I am an avid skier and bicyclist but I had no cool story to go with it - only a quick slip and fall...

Sarah2
Started 28 Jan 2008
I was out walking with my family at a place called Chanctonbury Hill, in West Sussex, England...

Sarah3
Started 30 Jan 2008
It was the last run of the day for me at Alyeska Ski Resort...

Sarah4
Started 22 Dec 2010
I was on a ski weekend with some friends up at Whistler...

Sarah5
Started 12 Jun 2013
I landed to a sudden halt a few steps before the staircase ended...

Sarah_B
Started 11 Jul 2005
As I was coming down the steep basement stairs with "flip flops" on I started to slide on my shoes...

Sarah_B2
Started 10 Jan 2006
There had been an ice storm a few days before and parts of the sidewalk were still icy...

Sarah_C
Started 18 Nov 2007
I tripped on the wet grass...

Sarah_D
Started 3 Jul 2012
I manage a riding centre and when it's quiet, I train our young horses...

Sarah_G
Started 14 Feb 2010
I was leaving work at the Getty Center, walking down the marble steps to the staff shuttle...

Sarah_J
Started 3 Nov 2004
It all began almost 5 months ago when I was involved in a hit and run accident...

Sarah_K
Started 21 Jun 2004
The day before my daughter's first birthday...

Sarah_M
Started 4 Oct 2004
I finally decided to have my right leg lengthened at age 25...

Sarah_M2
Started 11 Apr 2006
I decided to wear my high heels, then preceded to have a few drinks...

Sarah_M3
Started 16 Jun 2011
I wanted to get out and take my two year old somewhere fun, so my mom and I decided to take the kids to Fairytale Town...

Sarah_ML
Started 25 Jun 2012
We walked through a local city farm, and there on a very steep gravel path, I fell and broke my leg...

Sarah_P
Started 19 Nov 2005
The first time I broke a leg...

Sarah_R
Started 22 Oct 2004
We decided one day to rent mopeds. We went from St. Tropez, to Cannes and all the way down to Nice...

Sarah_T
Started 19 Nov 2009
I was getting ready to bring my nieces to my house for a sleep over when the stairs decided to fight me...

Sarah_W
Started 30 Jun 2006
I turned right instead of left and went took the doorway to the basement...

Sarah_Y
Started 6 Feb 2008
Well I was just walking home thinking what to buy from the shop for dinner...

Sara_E
Started 3 Jan 2010
All around me people were slipping and sliding. I had just laughed at someone who fell when...

Sara_F
Started 17 Jan 2011
I picked up the laundry bag and headed down to the basement...

Sara_H
Started 17 Feb 2002. TIB plateau FX, avulsion (2 surgeries with HW)
I landed on two feet like a cat, meow...

Sara_L
Started 27 Apr 2010
My three year old son decided he wanted to play paleontologist...

Sara_M
Started 2 Mar 2004
29th January 2004 Despite it being the snowiest day in Britain for a long time, I was the only one in Casualty who HADN'T fallen on the ice...

Sara_O
Started 27 Jan 2006
I cautioned the kids "Be careful itís slippery!"...

Sara_S
Started 14 Jul 2005
This being only my 4th year of skiing, I am still a cautious skiier, but for some reason I really took to moguls last year...

Sara_T
Started 20 Jan 2005
So I jumped off the bed in the dark because my roommate was sleeping, and landed on a pile of books...

Sasha
Started 29 Sep 2013
I broke my tibia and fibula after tripping over my 5 year old son...

Saundra
Started 2 Mar 2005
It was my first trip out on the floor using our new "look the patron in the eyes" policy...

Scorpion
Started 28 Mar 2011
I got back from a super relaxing two week holiday in Malta and I was raring to go...

Scott
Started 23 Jan 2003. FEMUR FX (9yrs old)
I need to preceed this story with a disclaimer...

Scott2
Started 14 Jul 2012
I was wrestling with my son at a local pool. We were trying to throw each other in. He is now 6'5" and 220 lbs...

Scott_D
Started 24 Feb 2003. TIB/FIB FX, (surgery with HW) right foot
Now this is one of those industrial sized fryers big enough to fry a 15lb Turkey...

Scott_F
Started 9 Oct 2004
I slip on some water and bird crap, stumble forward a couple steps, and suddenly I'm air born...

Scott_G
Started 20 Sep 2004
Went chasing for a fly ball behind 3rd base...

Scott_H
Started 27 Jun 2003. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW)
My brain misfired and for some unknown reason, I decided to turn the steering wheel to the right, instead of left...

Scott_N
Started 21 Mar 2003. TIB/FIB FX, (surgery with HW)
I was snowboarding down a nicely-groomed run, and the weather was perfect...

Sean
Started 7 May 2002
My third soccer game of the season...

Sean_B
Started 3 May 2005
I slipped down the basement stairs and folded my ankle on the way down...

Sean_C
Started 24 Jul 2003. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW)
I just got out of my truck after work and my whole life flipped upside down...

Sean_C2
Started 12 Jan 2006
I had a compound tib/fib just above my ankle on Feb 7th 2005...

Sean_N
Started 12 Mar 2004
Yeah, my friends and I had a laugh then I called my dad and he drove me to the hospital...

Seema
Started 1 Dec 2006
I slipped on black ice...

Senah
Started 30 Oct 2010
I'm on my way back from my university to the nearest workshop to treat my bike...

Seth
Started 8 Sep 2011. TIB spiral /FIB FX (surgery with HW)
I got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Slipped on the bath mat...

Severo
Started 8 Nov 2004
Here's the skinny - my leg got pinned between the car and bike on impact...

Sez
Started 22 Feb 2004. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW)
10am, 29th Jan 2004: (copied from my journal, written when i came out of hospital) I, half asleep, wander down the stairs, and somehow completely miss the bottom step...

Shane
Started 16 Mar 2003. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW)
I jump into the air to tip the ball in...

Shanmb
Started 5 Sep 2013
2 weeks ago I competed in a 5k obstacle course for the first time...

Shannon
Started 10 Oct 2002. TIB plateau/FIB FX (3 surgeries with HW)
I need to get the metal rod removed from my tibia so that I can go back to Bootcamp...

Shannon2
Started 13 Jan 2006
I decided to go outside and try the new leaf blower...

Shannon_L
Started 26 Mar 2011
I was on the couch, enjoying some fried chicken...

Shannon_R
Started 15 Nov 2010
My middle son started chasing the cat towards the corner of the yard...

Shanti
Started 3 Jun 2007
It's the first day of our vacation...

Shari
Started 2 May 2006. TIB plateau FX, (surgery with HW) left leg
First the postponement of the U2 concert and now this...

Sharon
Started 28 Jan 2004. TIB plateau (no surgery)
After work several weeks ago, I went night skiing with a bunch of friends...

Sharon_B
Started 13 Jan 2005
I felt pain in my back and then fainted with no warning and fell and broke my ankle...

Sharon_T
Started 3 Feb 2009
Rewind to a skiing holiday in the French Alps 5 years ago...

Shaun
Started 17 Jun 2002. TIB spiral/FIB FX compound (surgery with HW) right leg, , TIB/FIB FX (2nd BL, surgery) left leg
I've never broken a bone in my body...

Shaun2
Started 23 Jul 2009
10 days ago, I got cheap shotted by a goalie playing soccer...

Shauna
Started 6 Feb 2004. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW)
I took two steps out my front door and started to slip down the handicap ramp...

Shawn
Started 16 Dec 2003
Keeping the heritage alive hopefully for my son to follow, I headed my way down to the indoor arena like I have a hundred times...

Shawn2
Started 29 Dec 2010
On Christmas eve, my neighbor decided to call up his friends and get everyone together for a game of football...

Shawn_C
Started 7 Oct 2004
I am not a big motorcyle rider, but lately all my buddies had been getting them, and they were trying to talk me into getting one...

Shawn_G
Started 7 Jan 2004
I was working at a construction site laying waterline pipe 5 feet underground...

Sheana
Started 31 Aug 2009
So to start off I am 15 weeks pregnant...

Sheena
Started 18 Sep 2004
The skydive went pretty well...

Sheila
Started 11 Oct 2006. TIB/FIB FX (surgery with HW)
Riding my horse on a beautiful Labor Day and we jumped a fence...

Sheila_L
Started 28 Jul 2013
We were on top of Mt. Pilatus above Lake Lucerne in Switzerland...

Shelia
Started 28 May 2004
I was attempting to take a shelf down from the loft at work and I fell down the ladder...

Shelia_R
Started 21 Jun 2004
I was driving down to the store to get everybody some donuts and stuff for breakfast...

Shelly
Started 3 Apr 2005
I went with my church to a low income housing project to pass out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...

Shelly2
Started 22 Aug 2007
My husband and I thought it would be a good idea to get away for a while and relax at the shore...

Shelly_L
Started 10 Oct 2010
The tip of my right foot caught where the edge of the curb starts...

Sherri
Started 4 Mar 2010
It started out like any other basketball game...

Shirley
Started 13 Jan 2005
I was leaving a party at the home of friends and slipped on ice on the drive-way...

Shlomi
Started 10 Oct 2013
I was just on my way to meet a friend, when a taxi driver took a turn without looking...

Simon
Started 30 May 2003. FEMUR compound FX (surgery with HW) left leg
I was in New Zealand getting my license for Skydiving, it takes 25 jumps to get your license that will allow you to jump solo anywhere in the world. Jumps 1 to 24 were all fine...

Simon_C
Started 27 Nov 2013
It was race day. I ride mountain bikes most disciplines and today it was a local downhill race for charity...

Siobhan
Started 15 Sep 2004
My boyfiend pulled me towards the dancefloor for the last dance...

Skia
Started 7 Jan 2009
The school where I work had scheduled a sports day on a military assault course...

Slim
Started 2 Jan 2010
The street was curvy so I guess that's why I didn't see the car...

Sonja
Started 13 Feb 2004
I had just done the last of the christmas shopping as I approached the fateful intersection, the light turned yellow...

Sooz
Started 24 Oct 2002. TIB FX, right leg
Itís been 11 weeks since my leg decided to be legally separated from my foot...

Sophia
Started 3 Feb 2006
I started off a great sunny day trail riding, riding our horses, it was a beautiful day, and though I have been riding for only a year, I felt very confident, my horse named "Penny" is awesome, never spooks...

Spanky
Started 4 Feb 2010
The rain had stopped and I thought it would be a good time to walk my dog...

Stacey
Started 21 Jun 2007
I was walking in the back yard to let my dog off of the leash...

Stacey2
Started 20 Mar 2010
I lost my left skate in a rut and ended my hockey season...

Stacey_L
Started 29 May 2011
I ride a reined cow horse and really prefer reining and cutting, but most of my friends have been barrel racing for years...

Stacy_F
Started 19 Apr 2014
I fell while I was running, training for a half marathon...

Stavana
Started 18 Jan 2013
I was out of town at my oldest daughters for a long weekend...

Stefan
Started 31 Oct 2002. FEMUR FX, left leg (8 years old)
We had the day off to go family camping...

Stefanie
Started 28 Mar 2004
Before the festivities started I headed down the bleachers...

Stefanie4
Started 21 Jun 2009
On June 8 I went to the skate park with friends and decided that today was the day I would learn to drop in on the half pipe...

Stefan_N
Started 7 May 2004
I managed the first two sprints easily but the third sprint I felt my right leg shift and immediately fell to the ground...

Stella
Started 5 Jun 2003. TIB/FIB spiral FX (surgery with HW)
I heard the "pop" and thought to myself, "I think I broke a bone"...

Steph
Started 4 Jan 2004
I drive alot of miles over the icey winter mountains of West Virginia, never had a problem driving, but walking...

Stephanie
Started 12 Jun 2002
I was laughing at him, when I stepped into the hole...

Stephanie2
Started 26 Apr 2007
I stepped out of the trailer and missed the last step...

Stephanie_H
Started 10 Nov 2010
My friends have all started playing in a kickball league...

Stephanie_K
Started 19 Nov 2003
I wish I had a great story on how I broke my leg but unfortunately I must say it was all due to being thirsty and a little clumsy...

Stephen2
Started 3 Mar 2011
Iíve never had a major injury in my 46 years of life, but today fate had a surprise in store for me...

Stephen_B
Started 2 Dec 2008
I'm in the Marine Corps, been in almost a year now and I've been in training most of this year...

Stephen_M
Started 29 Jun 2005
My younger daughter demonstrated her sense of poise and balance and how easy it really was to use a skateboard...

Stephen_S
Started 29 Jan 2007
Coming off a lift, I lost my balance and my left leg went out and ankle bent inward...

Steph_E
Started 18 Apr 2007
A 20 year old "confidence building" horse...

Steve
Started 21 Oct 2001
Motorcycle Vs. Tow-Truck...

Steve2
Started 7 Nov 2006
I broke my fib/tib just swinging a golf club on the first tee...

Steve3
Started 2 Jan 2008
I tripped over a low wall in the dark...

Steven
Started 9 Nov 2003. TIB/FIB spiral FX (surgery with HW)
Next thing I know I am sliding on my back watching my bike slide...

Steven_S
Started 30 May 2007
Last Saturday I slipped and fell on my leg...

Steven_T
Started 4 Feb 2004
I broke my leg playing Cricket in afternoon smoko (tea break) at work...

Steve_A
Started 23 Apr 2003. FEMUR FX (surgery with HW)
I was out for a pleasant ride after finishing work and was returning home when it started to drizzle...

Steve_B
Started 8 Aug 2003
It was my first time using scaffold and all seamed well...

Steve_C
Started 3 Jul 2002. TIB/FIB FX, left arm, (2 surgeries)
The next thing I know I hear the horn blasting...

Steve_G
Started 25 Sep 2011
I was at a park with several friends and their dogs...

Steve_J
Started 26 Jun 2002. FEMUR (right) TIB/FIB FX both legs, (surgery with HW)
Fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into a tree...

Steve_K
Started 31 May 2009
I broke my tib/fib playing hockey...

Steve_O
Started 13 Feb 2005
My Saturday morning routine is to take a quick 3 mile run with a friend...

Steve_R
Started 22 Aug 2007
Somehow I went airborn and I was sailing though the air thinking...

Steve_S
Started 14 Jun 2004
We had stopped at a red light, and I was waiting for it to turn green and then,Ö..WHAM!...

Steve_S2
Started 31 Jul 2005
Part of a tree came through my nerf bars on my ATV and threw my ankle into the engine case...

Steve_S3
Started 23 Jun 2006
I like to do a lot of mountain bike riding...

Steve_V
Started 4 Feb 2005
We had planned on headin' down to Biktoberfest in Daytona...

Stewart
Started 14 Apr 2002. FEMUR FX (broken 9 times) (numerous surgeries)
I was born 5th November 1973 with some complications...

Stewart_B
Started 19 Apr 2004
All I was doing was passing the soccer ball back to the kids...

Stu
Started 5 Jul 2006. FIB FX (surgery with HW)
The lights were off and as I looked out from the stage to the basketball court, I thought to myself "Wow this is weird - a stage the same height as the court"...

Sue
Started 7 Apr 2003. TIB plateau FX, (surgery with HW)
He's quite a jumpy horse and going through the village we had to stop the traffic while he danced his way around a dustcart that frightened him...

Sue2
Started 8 Jan 2011
Slipped on a wet step going out to dinner...

Sue3
Started 22 Apr 2014
I slipped on ice...

Sue_B
Started 6 Dec 2005
I was on my first day of vacation. I stopped at the grocery store...

Sue_T
Started 9 Nov 2010
I was in a car accident, going through a light on my way home from work...

Sue_W
Started 16 Oct 2004
I had managed to paint 3 sides of the garage with a blue-tinted primer weeks before, since that didn't require ladder work...

Sue_W2
Started 10 Feb 2006
My old blind dog knocked me down the bedroom stairs...

Susan
Started 7 Apr 2002. TIB FX, Ankle (broken 3 times)
I fell down a flight of stairs at a rock concert...

Susan2
Started 7 Dec 2007
I've been riding horses since I was five...

Susan3
Started 26 Oct 2009
While stepping out of the shower I injured my left leg...

Susan_A
Started 2 Sep 2003
We have a policy of fire drills at all times of day or night - this was to be my first...

Susan_D
Started 23 Mar 2003
My 11 yr old son and I were riding on a dirt road on my father's farm...

Susan_K
Started 6 Jan 2006
I decided to shovel the driveway, since temperatures were predicted to fall into the single digits ...

Susan_L
Started 18 Feb 2003
A quarter of a mile from home I slipped on loose pine needles...

Susan_L2
Started 10 Oct 2005
Learn to surf was one of the things on my list of "Things To Do When I Am 40"...

Susan_M
Started 11 Dec 2006
We had just moved into our newly constructed home the day after Thanksgiving...

Susan_R
Started 8 Jan 2009
I woke up Christmas morning, so happy and ready to make my family breakfast...

Susan_W
Started 30 Jan 2008
I was trying to rehang planet Neptune into the ceiling ...

Susie
Started 6 Sep 2011
I met up with 3 friends and we went down to a place that rented motor scooters...

Susie_R
Started 30 Oct 2006
I was walking my dog out in my back yard...

Suzanne
Started 16 Feb 2009
It was my first day back to work after maternity leave...

Suzy
Started 13 Aug 2003
I was playing in a 5-a-side soccer tournament on Sunday July 13th, here in Tokyo...

Sylvia
Started 17 Feb 2011
It was a beautiful day...

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