Armin Tehrany, an orthopedic surgeon and founder of Manhattan Orthopedic Care, says young kids are especially vulnerable when it comes to trampoline injuries.
Sharing a photo of crying Colton wearing a cast from his hip to his ankles, the mum explains how shocked she was to later be told that experts warn against children using the play equipment. The American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that no child under the age of 6 jump on trampolines because their bones are too fragile.
A mother's warning about trampoline dangers has gone viral.
"As hard as it is to relive the past 12 days, we feel compelled to make other parents aware of the danger associated with indoor trampoline parks".
"We had no idea and were shocked to find this out from our pediatric orthopedic surgeon during Colton's hospital stay", Hill wrote on Facebook about the research.
Trampoline parks have been growing in popularity, which has correlated to an increase in trampoline park-related injuries. In fact, fellow BabyCenter blogger Sabrina Garibian had a similar experience with her middle child a couple of years ago.
THEY'RE a popular choice for kids' birthday parties and keeping energetic kids occupied during school holidays, but a mum in the USA has issued a heartbreaking warning to other parents who visit indoor trampoline centres with their children. "My toddler fell and fractured her tibia".
Mum Kait has shared her toddler's story as a warning to others
The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that, in 2015, there were 107,100 trampoline-associated injuries in the United States.
In the updated policy statement, "Trampoline Safety in Childhood and Adolescence", in the October 2012 Pediatrics (published online September 24), the AAP provides pediatricians with guidelines on patterns of injury with trampoline use, the efficacy of current safety measures, and unique injuries attributed to trampoline use. Buuuuuut as much as I want to spend time indoors, I do not want to spend time in the emergency room like this poor mom, whose young son suffered an insane injury from jumping on a trampoline.
But what about indoor trampoline parks? "Current data do not appear to demonstrate that netting or padding significantly decrease the risk of injury".
Failed attempts at somersaults and flips frequently cause cervical spine injuries, resulting in permanent and devastating consequences.
Homeowners with a trampoline should check to make sure their insurance covers trampoline injuries.
Researchers have called for further investigation and actions to prevent injuries at trampoline parks, saying there are no consistent guidelines for businesses to follow.
Trampolines used for a structured sports training program should always have appropriate supervision, coaching, and safety measures in place. "Please help us by sharing this story!"More news: Wide open field for this year's Emmy Awards