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Journal of the Korean Medical Association 2018;61(2):111-115.
Published online February 22, 2018.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5124/jkma.2018.61.2.111   
Trampoline-related injuries in Korea
Eun Seok Choi, Yong Woon Shin
1Gachon University Gil Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
2Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea. woonysos@hanmail.net
Abstract
The growing popularity of trampolines in Korea has resulted in a significant increase in the number of injuries associated with their use. However, little research has been conducted into trampoline-related injuries in Asian countries, including Korea and the incidence and characteristics of trampoline-related injuries have rarely been reported. In a review of the very few studies on these injuries in Korea, the mean age at injury was younger than has been reported in previous studies from other countries, and 46% of patients experienced fracture. Most injuries (82%) occurred in commercial facilities. In Korea, the safety management of trampolines is insufficient. Hence, safety guidelines for the use of trampolines should be recommended by relevant medical professionals.
Key Words: Child, Wounds and injuries, Trampoline, Korea
 


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