Falling from the trampoline (and hitting the ground or an object) accounted for only 16% of injuries, which is relatively small, but 47% of hospitalizations, which is very important. Falls outside the trampoline therefore result in the most serious injuries.
To avoid these accidents, 2 solutions: have a large trampoline (minimum size 12, 3.70 m in diameter) or install a safety net . In case you have a big trampoline, do not play several, at the risk of not jumping in the middle of the jumping mat, being too close to the edge and fall.
Also, it is important to follow the safety instructions which states: “Do not jump outside the trampoline! To get off, sit on the edge and then go down carefully. Do not use the trampoline as a springboard to jump to other objects”.
As for the net, we strongly recommend it if the child is less than 10 years old or if the trampoline has a diameter of less than 3.60 m.
Falling or landing abruptly on the trampoline while the jumper was playing or jumping accounted for 22% of injuries and 25% of hospitalizations. Injuries during normal use are therefore also common and represent the second risk. Out, this risk is not due to the material used but to the way it is used. So, only the respect of the rules can avoid this type of accidents.
These accidents are usually due either to a lack of experience or to fatigue following prolonged use. To avoid them, the jumper must gradually learn the basic jumps and especially should not jump too long . Similarly, it is strongly advised topractice the stop jump after each figure or as you move away from the center of the jump mat.
The safety note reads: “Master the basic jumps and learn to stop – to stop, bend your knees in contact with the mat to cushion the jump, keep your eyes on the jump mat (this helps you keep your balance) Do not jump too high and always come back to the center of the trampoline. ” and, regarding fatigue: “Do short sessions! Avoid jumping when you’re tired.”
Being on several people at the same time on the trampoline accounted for 22% of injuries and 18% of hospitalizations. The use of a multi-trampoline remains one of the greatest sources of injury and this is why all the instructions for use indicate that it takes a single jumper at a time on the trampoline.
It should also be noted that when several people are on a trampoline, it is the lightest jumper who is 5 times more likely to be injured .
This is explained by the fact that the lightest jumper:
– more likely to lose his balance and then receive another jumper on him.
– more likely to be kicked out of the trampoline.
– more luck in a crash to be injured.
( According to an English study (link pdf) , “about 75% of accidents occur when more than one person is on the trampoline [which is greater than 22% of our Canadian friends -sic-].” The person being the most slight to 5 times more likely to be injured. “).
It should be noted, however, that it is very difficult to enforce the rule that encourages jumpers to be alone on a trampoline. On the other hand, the risks when playing several are especially high if the weight jumpers is very different. Personally, I think thatAfter all, play together and pay attention to others and also learning about life. On the other hand, if you want to play with your child, it is also possible, however you should not jump but only accompany your child’s games.
The fourth risk associated with trampoline practice is when the jumper has attempted a maneuver, an acrobatic figure or a pirouette. This accounted for 27% of injuries but only 6% of hospitalizations. To my astonishment, the acrobatic figures, although they generate the first number of injuries, do not give rise to much hospitalization. It must be noted, however, that no distinction is made here between the various figures attempted. Out, if a failed spin can end with a simple sprained ankle, a somersault ending on the neck can unfortunately lead to a rupture of the cervical in the worst case. This is why our safety notice states: “Dangerous jumps forbidden! Landing on the neck or on the head exposes you to a risk of paralysis or a fatal accident. The learning of somersaults must be done in a club. sportsman under the supervision of
Another jump that is strongly discouraged is bouncing off the lap. Indeed, this jump is very difficult to control and often leads the jumper outside the trampoline.