Joined the club on July 4, 1988. I got broadsided by a drunk driver who was going 70 MPH, and it shattered my righ tib/fib, and snapped the femur. I carried a stainless stell rod in the femur until July, 2007, when it was removed to make room for a new all-metal resurfaced hip. Got that in May, 2008, and it's abeen all good ever since.
The tib/fib was held in place by external fixators for about 6 weeks. I looked like a mobile erector set.