TABLE 2

Injury Mechanisms at Trampoline Parks

Injury MechanismInjuries, n (%)Most Common Associated Injury Types
Fell or “landed wrong”109 (33)Sprain (n = 44), fracture (n = 42), pain (n = 8)
Twisted ankle or knee38 (12)Sprain (n = 26), fracture (n = 9)
Injury involving another jumper28 (8)Fracture (n = 11), sprain (n = 6), contusion or abrasion (n = 4)
Flip27 (8)Spraina (n = 12), fractureb (n = 9), contusion or abrasion (n = 2)
Contact with structures22 (7)Fracturec (n = 8), sprain (n = 5), laceration (n = 3)
Fell off trampoline14 (4)Fracture (n = 6), sprain (n = 4), dislocation (n = 1)
Knee hit face8 (2)Laceration (n = 5), facial fracture (n = 2)
Dodgeball6 (2)Sprain (n = 3), concussion (n = 1), fracture (n = 1)
Jumping into foam pit4 (1)Sprain (n = 3), cervical spine fracture or spinal cord injury (n = 1)
Otherd9 (3)
Unknown117 (35)
  • Some injuries had >1 mechanism and are included in multiple categories. The injury mechanism could not be determined for 117 of 330 TPI cases.

  • a Includes 5 neck sprains.

  • b Includes 2 cervical spine fractures with spinal cord injury.

  • c Includes 3 open fractures.

  • d Other includes basketball, volleyball, and jumping.