The classic backyard entertainment may be more dangerous than assumed warned University of Oklahoma professor of surgery Roxie Albrecht today at a conference focused on trauma and critical care.Her lecture, called “Trampolines are Fun?” explained to surgeons how to treat patients afflicted with a trampoline related injuries.
She said most injuries come from jumping with more than the recommended amount of people on the trampoline. Most trampolines are made for one person.
Albrecht cited research showing children are more likely to get hurt on trampolines in the early evening when guardians are too busy or distracted to watch over them.
“They are more into making dinner and the kids are out on the trampoline trying to hurt themselves,” she said.