New research on trampoline injuries

General, Participant/Parent

May, 05, 2018

There is a new study looking at backyard trampoline injuries and trampoline park injuries among Canadians 17 years and younger.

Researchers found that trampoline injuries are on the rise in Canada, and that injuries sustained on backyard trampolines have different characteristics from injuries sustained at trampoline parks. For example, people visiting the emergency department for backyard trampoline injuries tend to be younger than those who visit for trampoline park injuries. Injuries to the lower extremities were more common in trampoline park injuries than backyard trampoline injuries, and upper extremity injuries were more common in backyard trampoline injuries than trampoline park injuries.

Data was obtained from the electronic Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program.

Read the research in the journal of Pediatrics and Child Health.

Learn how you can prevent trampoline injuries.

Rao DP, McFaull SR, Cheesman J, Do MT, Purcell LK, Thompson W. The ups and downs of trampolines: Injuries associated with backyard trampolines and trampoline parks. Paediatrics and Child Health, 2018 May 17, pxy066, https://doi.org/10.1093/pch/pxy066.