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In Motion

A Publication of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
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Article 1: Trampoline Safety Critical
By Brian R. Wolf, MD

Trampolines are growing in popularity in the United States. When used properly they can provide good fun and exercise for children and adults. However, the risk of injury when using a trampoline is significant. It is estimated that more than 100,000 people each year are treated in emergency rooms for trampoline-related injuries.

In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using trampolines. Most injuries are bruises, sprains, or fractures. Catastrophic injuries, including paralysis or death, have occurred but are not common.

In light of this potential for injury, several recommendations can potentially help limit trampoline injuries:

If you are going to jump for fun this summer, do it safely and wisely!