Trampoline-Related Injuries: A Comparison of Injuries Sustained at Commercial Jump Parks Versus Domestic Home Trampolines

J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 Jan 1;27(1):23-31. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-17-00470.


Introduction: The nature of trampoline injuries may have changed with the increasing popularity of recreational jump parks.

Methods: A retrospective review was performed evaluating domestic trampoline and commercial jump park injuries over a 2-year period.

Results: There were 439 trampoline injuries: 150 (34%) at jump parks versus 289 (66%) on home trampolines. Fractures and dislocations accounted for 55% of jump park injuries versus 44% of home trampoline injuries. In adults, fractures and dislocations accounted for 45% of jump park injuries versus 17% of home trampoline injuries. More lower extremity fractures were seen at jump parks versus home trampolines in both children and adults. Adults had a 23% surgical rate with jump park injuries versus a 10% surgical rate on home trampolines.

Discussion: Trampoline-related injury distribution included a higher percentage of fractures/dislocations, lower extremity fractures, fractures in adults, and surgical interventions associated with jump parks versus home trampolines.

Level of evidence: Level III.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Home / statistics & numerical data
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Fractures, Bone / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Infant
  • Joint Dislocations / epidemiology*
  • Lower Extremity / injuries*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Play and Playthings / injuries*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Sports and Recreational Facilities
  • Sprains and Strains / epidemiology
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Upper Extremity / injuries*
  • Young Adult