@Grivusangel -- Ouch! That's pretty serious. I think displacement must be more common in lower body fractures, since people often get them from falls.
Fortunately, the one broken bone I've had was a simple fracture to my collarbone. I had to wear this sling-looking apparatus, but it healed with no complications. I was in a wreck. It really, really hurt, but it didn't affect my daily life as much as another kind of fracture in another location would have.