I would far prefer a broken arm(and I know from experience,unfortunately!!!) because I am totally unable to use crutches.I use a cane to walk with normally,and I have no strength at all for crutches.I had a very serious leg injury last year and when I was at the hospital they offered my crutches which I thought would be a real breeze.No such luck!!! I collapsed with the first step I tried to take,as my hands, arms and upper body are very crippled with a rare form of arthritis. It would have made an interesting slapstick comedy Silent Movie though!!!!!
Gosh, what a choice! I agree that whilst the break was mending, it would be easier to cope with a broken leg..... but I think long term a broken leg could cause more problems than a broken arm - different length legs is one complication that can cause a lifetime of problems! - so actually I'm going to vote for a broken arm.
Oh! Vee, like most things in life, you would, if you HAD to!
It amazed me what I could do for my children if they'd a problem, of ANY discription, as opposed to before, when I was a single, just looking after myself!
Having had 2 children with broken legs, I would say arm. It's a nightmare to have a wash/shower, go to the toilet, get around if there's any stairs.
One of my boys had a cast from the tip of his toes to the very top of his leg. Try that for 8 weeks!! He needed help with bathroom visits. We have stairs front and back and there were about 20 stairs up to his classroom that year.
Neither!! I had a broken arm when I was 12 years old after falling off the next door neighbour's front
fence, it was not nice. I would not like to break any bones now, they would take too long to mend.
I have broken both my wrists (separately) and my ankle and my 5th metatarsal (bone going to my little toe) i definately prefered the broken wrists because it did not slow me down. I still went swimming, rode my bicycle, played cricket and i could not do anything with plaster on my legs.
Definately arm.How many aides do u need for a broken arm?None. For Leg,crutches,walking frame,wheelie walker,wheelchair,moon boot.No weight bearing on leg so weight gain as u are immobilized in bed(10 weeks for me.)U don't feel wobbly and risk falls with broken arm .Also u can still stand and prepare food and carry it to where ever u want.Not possible on ctutches/walking frame.U can't even carry a cup of water or tea.total loss of independance,with broken leg,ankle.
I think it would have to say my arm, in my case. We have 13 outside uneven stone steps, without a handrail, from the walkway, down to the driveway. I could ever get down on crutches! That's the only way out of our house1Even now, I'm always scared I'll take a tumble down the stairs, so usually I'll walk down most of stairs, one at a time!