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AAP advises against Trampoline use at home

Posted: 10:56 AM, Sep 24, 2012
Updated: 2012-09-24 12:56:33-04
AAP advises against Trampoline use at home

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is cautioning against the use of trampolines at home because of a high rate of injury.

In 2009, the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) estimated almost 98,000 trampoline-related injuries in the U.S., resulting in 3,100 hospitalizations, according to the AAP.

Most injuries occur when more than one person is using the trampoline. Injuries include sprains, strains, fractures, and dislocations, according to AAP.

Read more about the study: AAP Advises Against Recreational Trampoline Use