Springfield, MO – Trampoline parks have grown in popularity.
However, a recent report conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission revealed so have the number of injuries.
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Jeremy Onnen, said injuries can range from a sprain to breaking one or more bones.
“The problem with injuries from trampoline parks is you can get them all over the place,” said Onnen “It really just depends on how you’re jumping and what part of the body you hit.”
Onnen said he tells his patients that there are inherit risks associated with anything you do that’s fun.
“I tell my patients, weighing those risks with the fun that you’re going to have is the important part,” said Onnen.
Lawmakers are making a push to regulate trampoline parks.
If approved, businesses would be held accountable for injuries suffered within the trampoline park.
Currently, patrons sign a waiver removing any liability from the business.
In a statement to KOLR Sky Zone said:
“At skyzone, the safety of our guests is our top priority. When there is an injury, all incidents are analyzed internally and we consult with third-party consultants.”
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons recommends that trampolines not be used by children under six.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, however, advises against trampolines for all children.