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Trampoline injuries of the cervical spine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10940766     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Trampolines were responsible for over 6,500 pediatric cervical spine injuries in 1998. This represents a five-fold increase in just 10 years. While most have been minor, paraplegia, quadriplegia and death are all reported. We present 2 cases of trampoline-related cervical spine injury and review the relevant literature. Additionally, we examine the efforts made to reduce the incidence of trampoline injuries, and discuss why these have failed. We conclude that safety guidelines and warnings are inadequate. In addition, we support recommendations for a ban on the use of trampolines by children.
P G Brown; M Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-15     Completed Date:  2000-11-15     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  170-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2000 S. Karger AG, Basel
Section of Neurosurgery, Children's Medical Center, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*
Cervical Vertebrae / injuries*,  radiography
Dislocations / etiology*,  radiography
Neck Injuries / etiology*,  radiography
Spinal Fractures / etiology*,  radiography
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