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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

IMAJ | volume 24

Journal 10, October 2022
pages: 666-670

Trampoline-related Injuries in Children: A Tertiary Pediatric Center Experience in Israel

1 Pediatric Orthopedic Unit, Schneider Children's Medical Center, Petah Tikva, Israel 2 Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Summary

Background:

The growing popularity of trampoline jumping in the past years has led to an increase in trampoline-related injuries. The risk is particularly high in large trampoline parks, which are attended by many individuals of various sizes and ages.

Objective:

To describe a tertiary pediatric center experience in Israel.

Methods:

The database of a tertiary pediatric medical center was retrospectively reviewed for all trampoline-associated admissions to the emergency department in 2015–2018. Data were collected on patient demographics and injury characteristics with an emphasis on type and venue.

Results:

Of the 23,248 admissions for orthopedic trauma during the period, 244 children were admitted for 246 trampoline-related injuries. Injuries involved the lower limb in 130 children (53%), upper limb in 87 (36%), spine in 20 (8%), and other sites in 9 (3%). Almost half of the injuries (113/246, 46%) were fractures, 27% required either closed or open reduction in the operating room. Large trampoline centers were responsible for half of the cases.

Conclusions:

Trampoline injuries accounted for 1.05% of all emergency department admissions at a tertiary pediatric hospital in 2015–2018. Nearly half of the trampoline-related injuries were fractures. Large trampoline centers pose a potential risk for more serious injuries. We raise awareness of the risks of trampoline jumping, considering increasing popularity of trampoline parks, and encourage the authorities to implement safety regulations.

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