Backyard trampolines are common here in Sacramento due in part to our excellent weather. Trampolines are a great way for kids to burn off their excess energy, but they can also be dangerous - injuries to the head, neck or back are commonly seen. Nearly 100,000 emergency room visits per year are attributed to injuries sustained due to trampoline use. Most of those injuries – upwards of 80% – occur in children under 15 years of age.
The risk of backyard trampolines has been deemed great enough that the American Academy of Pediatrics has advised that trampolines should be used only within supervised programs with trained personnel and not in private homes or unsupervised play areas. Despite the warning, sales of backyard trampolines have risen to approximately million units sold per year.
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