Home trampolines cause 1 million ER visits

May 7, 2014 6:47 PM

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Home trampolines cause 1 million ER visits

Boing, boing, boing ... OWW! could be the anthem of the trampoline jumper — and that’s a good reason to ban the things, an Indiana University researcher says.

A new study from an IU School of Medicine researcher finds that from 2002 to 2011, accidents on backyard trampolines accounted for nearly 289,000 visits to emergency rooms for broken bones. Factor in all accidents, not just fractures, and the tally rises to more than 1 million ER visits, according t...

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