Trampoline safety in childhood and adolescence

Susannah Briskin, Michele LaBotz, Joel S. Brenner, Holly J. Benjamin, Charles T. Cappetta, Rebecca A. Demorest, Mark E. Halstead, Chris G. Koutures, Cynthia R. LaBella, Keith J. Loud, Stephanie S. Martin, Amanda K. Weiss Kelly, Teri Metcalf McCambridge, Andrew J M Gregory, John F. Philpott, Lisa K. Klutchurosky, Kevin D. Walter, Paul Stricker, George R. Drew, Anjie Emanuel

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Abstract

Despite previous recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics discouraging home use of trampolines, recreational use of trampolines in the home setting continues to be a popular activity among children and adolescents. This policy statement is an update to previous statements, reflecting the current literature on prevalence, patterns, and mechanisms of trampoline-related injuries. Most trampoline injuries occur with multiple simultaneous users on the mat. Cervical spine injuries often occur with falls off the trampoline or with attempts at somersaults or flips. Studies on the efficacy of trampoline safety measures are reviewed, and although there is a paucity of data, current implementation of safety measures have not appeared to mitigate risk substantially. Therefore, the home use of trampolines is strongly discouraged. The role of trampoline as a competitive sport and in structured training settings is reviewed, and recommendations for enhancing safety in these environments are made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)774-779
Number of pages6
JournalPediatrics
Volume130
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cervical spine injury
  • Injury
  • Safety
  • Sports medicine
  • Trampoline

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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Briskin, S., LaBotz, M., Brenner, J. S., Benjamin, H. J., Cappetta, C. T., Demorest, R. A., ... Emanuel, A. (2012). Trampoline safety in childhood and adolescence. Pediatrics, 130(4), 774-779. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2012-2082

Trampoline safety in childhood and adolescence. / Briskin, Susannah; LaBotz, Michele; Brenner, Joel S.; Benjamin, Holly J.; Cappetta, Charles T.; Demorest, Rebecca A.; Halstead, Mark E.; Koutures, Chris G.; LaBella, Cynthia R.; Loud, Keith J.; Martin, Stephanie S.; Weiss Kelly, Amanda K.; McCambridge, Teri Metcalf; Gregory, Andrew J M; Philpott, John F.; Klutchurosky, Lisa K.; Walter, Kevin D.; Stricker, Paul; Drew, George R.; Emanuel, Anjie.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 130, No. 4, 10.2012, p. 774-779.

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Briskin, S, LaBotz, M, Brenner, JS, Benjamin, HJ, Cappetta, CT, Demorest, RA, Halstead, ME, Koutures, CG, LaBella, CR, Loud, KJ, Martin, SS, Weiss Kelly, AK, McCambridge, TM, Gregory, AJM, Philpott, JF, Klutchurosky, LK, Walter, KD, Stricker, P, Drew, GR & Emanuel, A 2012, 'Trampoline safety in childhood and adolescence', Pediatrics, vol. 130, no. 4, pp. 774-779. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2012-2082
Briskin S, LaBotz M, Brenner JS, Benjamin HJ, Cappetta CT, Demorest RA et al. Trampoline safety in childhood and adolescence. Pediatrics. 2012 Oct;130(4):774-779. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2012-2082
Briskin, Susannah ; LaBotz, Michele ; Brenner, Joel S. ; Benjamin, Holly J. ; Cappetta, Charles T. ; Demorest, Rebecca A. ; Halstead, Mark E. ; Koutures, Chris G. ; LaBella, Cynthia R. ; Loud, Keith J. ; Martin, Stephanie S. ; Weiss Kelly, Amanda K. ; McCambridge, Teri Metcalf ; Gregory, Andrew J M ; Philpott, John F. ; Klutchurosky, Lisa K. ; Walter, Kevin D. ; Stricker, Paul ; Drew, George R. ; Emanuel, Anjie. / Trampoline safety in childhood and adolescence. In: Pediatrics. 2012 ; Vol. 130, No. 4. pp. 774-779.
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