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Two Broken Elbows: Zoe's Story

Zoe Bruce, a competitive gymnast, was practicing on the high bars two years ago when she fell and broke and dislocated both elbows. She had two full arm casts and needed help with everything.

"After I injured my arms, it made me realize that I wanted to be a gymnast, that I didn't want to quit," says Zoe, now 11 and back to competing.

She credits her doctor, Charles T. Mehlman, DO, MPH, a pediatric orthopaedic trauma surgeon at Cincinnati Children's, for getting her back in the game.

In March 2012, she became the Level 6 Ohio state champion at vault and third overall gymnast.

(Published March 2012)