Jumping-jump on a trampoline is fun, but this activity may be hazardous to your child’s health. The American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirmed their warnings about the use of the trampoline in a new report published online in the journal Pediatrics.
“Pediatricians should only recommend the use of trampolines as part of a structured training program with surveillance and security measures are appropriate,” wrote the study as reported by babycenter.com
According to the study, nearly 98 thousand trampoline-related injuries occur in the United States in 2009, which resulted in 3100 children had to be hospitalized, the report National Electronic Injury Surveillance System that.
Fractures and dislocations accounted for almost half injury among children aged 5 years or younger. Common injury in all age groups was from sprains, fractures, and bruising. Falling off a trampoline – which accounts for up to 39 percent of all injuries – often have serious consequences. Likewise, doing cartwheels can cause permanent disability head and spinal cord injuries, the authors warn.
According to the article, three-quarters of injuries due to trampoline when more than one person playing it. in fact, accidents can happen when there are adults who supervise.
Academic research on the dangers of trampolines, first issued in 1999 and updated in 2006. Trompolin maker has made efforts to improve safety in recent years, such as by adding a weight bearing and strict warnings about proper use.
“Although the level of injury in children associated with trampoline use have declined since 2004, the possibility of severe injury is still very high, even with adult supervision,” said Dr. Robert Glatter, doctors at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.