June 13, 2009

Man had broken leg for 29 years

A businessman in England has discovered he has had a broken leg for nearly three decades.

The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday that Steve Webb, 49, plans to undergo surgery on the leg so he may grow back a chunk of dead bone.

Webb broke his left leg in a motorcycle crash when he was 20-years-old. He realized he still had a broken leg recently when he had an X-ray done for a toe surgery.

I think it's extraordinary. Everyone tells me that having a broken leg for nearly 30 years is unheard of, Webb said. I've had trouble with my leg ever since the accident but I was repeatedly told the bone had healed so I carried on walking on it.