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J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 Jan 1;27(1):23-31. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-17-00470.

Trampoline-Related Injuries: A Comparison of Injuries Sustained at Commercial Jump Parks Versus Domestic Home Trampolines.

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From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN (Dr. Doty, Dr. Voskuil, Ms. Swafford, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Kiner, and Dr. Nowotarski), and University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN (Dr. Davis).

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The nature of trampoline injuries may have changed with the increasing popularity of recreational jump parks.

METHODS:

A retrospective review was performed evaluating domestic trampoline and commercial jump park injuries over a 2-year period.

RESULTS:

There were 439 trampoline injuries: 150 (34%) at jump parks versus 289 (66%) on home trampolines. Fractures and dislocations accounted for 55% of jump park injuries versus 44% of home trampoline injuries. In adults, fractures and dislocations accounted for 45% of jump park injuries versus 17% of home trampoline injuries. More lower extremity fractures were seen at jump parks versus home trampolines in both children and adults. Adults had a 23% surgical rate with jump park injuries versus a 10% surgical rate on home trampolines.

DISCUSSION:

Trampoline-related injury distribution included a higher percentage of fractures/dislocations, lower extremity fractures, fractures in adults, and surgical interventions associated with jump parks versus home trampolines.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:

Level III.

PMID:
30138296
DOI:
10.5435/JAAOS-D-17-00470
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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