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Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2003 Apr;(409):43-52.

Trampoline injuries.

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 981080 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68114, USA.


As the popularity of trampolines has increased during the past 10 years, so has the number of injuries sustained using them. Whether there is an actual increase in the risk associated with the use of a trampoline for the same number of exposure hours is not known. The marked increase in emergency room visits related to trampoline injuries might reflect only the increased number of trampolines now available for recreational use or the creative manner in which they are being used. The complex factors related to trampolines, their use, and the possible injuries will be discussed. A liberal use of Internet references will be used because this is where much of the advertising and information available to the public regarding trampolines currently is disseminated.

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