Although trampolines can provide hours of entertainment for children, they can also cause serious injuries. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, there really isn’t a way to reduce the chances of getting injured on a trampoline.
Out of 100,000 children ages 0 to 4, 70 of them received trampoline injuries in 2009. Children ages 5 to 14 received 160 injuries that year.
The majority of trampoline injuries tend to occur when children bounce on the trampoline at the same time. Children also tend to get hurt on the trampoline from falling.
Some of the trampoline injuries include fractures, strains, bruises, dislocations and sprains. That is why the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests not using a trampoline at all. However, if a child really wants to jump on a trampoline, he should be properly trained and always supervised by an adult.
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