How Much Force Does It Take to Break a Human Bone?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 2, 2020 11:21:42 PM ET
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If pressure is applied across the weakest point of a small bone, it takes about 25 pounds of pressure to cause a fracture. The force it takes to break a human bone is contingent on which bone it is.

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