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Clin Sports Med. 1985 Jan;4(1):45-60.

Trampoline and minitrampoline injuries to the cervical spine.


The purpose of this paper is to (1) examine the world's literature documenting cervical spine injuries; (2) attempt to identify common factors regarding patient characteristics, environment, injury mechanisms, and pathology; (3) review policy statements and safety guidelines of various medical and athletic administrative bodies; and (4) evaluate what effect, if any, these policies and guidelines have had on documented injuries. On the basis of this review, we believe that the American Academy of Pediatrics was ill-advised in altering its position on the use of trampolines. It is our opinion that both the trampoline and the minitrampoline are dangerous devices when used in the best of circumstances, and their use has no place in recreational, educational, or competitive gymnastics.

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