The technical term for my type of break is "comminuted". (From Merriam-Webster: being a fracture in which the bone is splintered or crushed into numerous pieces. Yeah, that sounds appropriately painful.)
The nickname for how I shattered my arm is "a Superman break". That's when a falling person puts out one arm like Superman's flying position to try and catch themselves. Well, let's just stamp a big, fat FAIL over that manuveur, shall we?
(One of the mentally painful consequences of my fall has been the realization that I will never be a superhero. Goddamit, "Become a superhero" has been on my To-Do list since I was a kid! That sucks. Really, really sucks.)
|Kids, don't try this at home. Or anywhere else.|