How Many Pounds of Pressure Is Needed to Break a Bone?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 10, 2020 1:39:21 PM ET
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For smaller bones, a pressure of 25 pounds may be enough to break them. The amount of pressure that it would take to break a bone depends on the bone. Some bones are stronger than others.

There are many factors that would determine how many pounds of pressure it would take to break a bone, including the structure of the bone.

For a strong bone, such as a femur, it could take as much as 160 pounds of pressure to cause a fracture. This number can vary depending on different factors. Some of the factors include a person's age, how healthy he or she is, how strong a person's bones are, and how physically active he or she is.