What would you do if a shattered arm crushed your swimming dreams?

What would you do if a shattered arm crushed your swimming dreams?

A playground accident left 9-year old Gabriela’s arm severely damaged. Six months later, Gabriela was back winning races, thanks to advanced orthopaedic surgery — and a young girl’s gumption.

Read Gabriela’s story and find your own inspiration at ANationInMotion.org.


The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) are working together to increase playground safety awareness. Playgrounds can be exciting, fun places for children to build dexterity and make friends. And, orthopaedists want to help ensure that playgrounds remain a fun place for children.

Fight for Your Mobility! You can’t prevent every fall or injury, but here are some tips to help keep children safe:

For adults: For kids: For more playground safety tips and other bone and joint health resources, visit orthoinfo.org and posna.org.

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