The American Academy of Pediatrics cautions against use of trampolines at home in a new report, based on the injuries that can occur.
While trampoline injuries have been decreasing since 2004, the overall number is still high. In 2009, an estimated 98,000 injuries related to trampoline use occurred in the U.S. — 3,100 of which required hospitalizations.
Three-quarters of all trampoline injuries occur when more than one person is using the device. Common injuries include sprains, contusions and strains. Trying to flip or perform a somersault has been shown to case cervical spine injuries.
— Alandra Johnson, The Bulletin