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Citation

Bhangal KK, Neen D, Dodds R. Inj. Prev. 2006; 12(2): 133-134.

Affiliation

Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK. kkbhangal@doctors.net.uk

Copyright

(Copyright © 2006, BMJ Publishing Group)

DOI

10.1136/ip.2005.010314

PMID

7894953

PMCID

PMC1332082

Abstract

AIM: To test the observation that the incidence of trampoline related pediatric fractures is increasing-both nationally and in a large district general hospital. Method: A retrospective analysis was undertaken of patient records establishing mechanism of injury of pediatric fractures over three consecutive summers from 2000-03. Theatre records of fractures treated operatively were used as the initial data source. RESULTS: A statistically significant increase in trampoline related injuries was discovered. This reflects the rising incidence of injuries from national data and furthermore corresponds to the growing popularity of domestic use trampolines in the UK. CONCLUSION: The incidence of injuries is increasing. There are lessons to be learnt from existing work from countries where trampoline prevalence has been greater for longer. The authors recommend various safety measures that may reduce children's injuries.


Language: en

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