The new study was conducted by Dr. Randall T. Loder with the Indiana University School of Medicine after observing an influx of trampoline-related injuries. The study looked at injuries reports over a 10-year span from 100 hospitals nationwide. The results found:
The study also found that trampoline-related injuries peaked in 2004 with 110,000 injuries that year. Data from 2011 showed that injuries had dropped to only 80,000. One reason for the decrease in injuries is safety enclosures that are now standard with home trampolines.
Still, many people use backyard trampolines without safety enclosures, trampolines in disrepair or place trampolines on uneven surfaces. All of these things can increase the risk of injury.
Everyday Health provides the following trampoline safety tips: