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Trampolines are not safe


The rise of trampoline parks over the last few years has been associated with a rise in children suffering fractures at these facilities. In addition to the Emergency Department, we've seen plenty of these injuries in our office.

Aside from these parks, many people have home trampolines.These are also not safe and can be the cause of sprains, fractures, concussions, and more. Although the padding makes them "safer" than the wire and open spring trampolines we grew up with, they are not by any means "safe."

The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommends against using a trampoline at home or in an unsupervised environment (gymnastics, diving, or other sports training). If you don't own one, then don't buy one. If you do own one, make sure children are supervised at all times. Only one child should be in there at a time. And no flips or somersaults - they can cause head and neck injuries.

Posted: 4/26/2018 8:41:35 AM by Paul Matz | with 0 comments

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