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What is the trend over time regarding trampoline injuries?

Injuries are increasing over time from 450 per 100 000 cases in 1999 to 640 per 100 000 cases in 2003


What is the percentage increase in hospital admissions for trampoline related injuries?



Which sports or recreational activity results in the most injury per participant requiring admission to hospital?



What are the most common injury type from trampolines?

Fractures (48.6%)


What is the most common site of injury?

Upper limbs 30-80%


What ages are most at risk for trampoline related injuries/hospital admissions?

5-14yo (avg 7-10yo)


What is the most common mechanism of injury?

Falling on the trampoline mat


What rare but serious injuries can occur from trampolines?

1. Cervical spine injuries
2. Vertebral artery dssection
3. Significant knee ligamentous injuries
4. Popliteal artery thrombosis
5. Ulnar nerve injuries


What are the safety recommendations for trampoline use in supervised competitive training programs?

1. Use of safety pads covering the frame and springs of the trampoline
2. Safety pads covering the surface surrounding the trampoline
3. Presence of competent spotters trained in trampoline safety at ll times when the trampoline is in use
4. Only one person on the trampoline at a time in the centre of the mat
5. Avoidance of maneuvers beyond the athlete's skill level
6. Use of safety harnesses when learning or practicing more advanced skills


What are the CPS recommendations regarding trampolines?

Trampolines should not be used for recreational purposes at home (including cottages and temporary summer residences) by children or adolescents.

2. Health care professionals, including family physicians and paediatricians, should warn parents of the dangers of trampolines as a recreational toy at routine health care visits. Parents should be advised to avoid the purchase of trampolines for the home because enclosures and adequate supervision are no guarantee against injury.

3. Trampolines should not be regarded as play equipment and should not be part of outdoor playgrounds.

4. Physicians should advocate for legislation to require warnings of trampoline dangers to be put on product labels.

5. More research on trampoline injuries sustained in supervised settings, such as schools, gym clubs and training programs, should be conducted to assess the risk of injury in these settings.

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