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Sports Medicine Specialists See Rise in Trampoline-related Injuries

from WJXT-TV

In an instant, a day of fun at a trampoline park turned into a trip to the emergency room for 12-year-old Sherri Zeitun.

"It happened so fast I couldn't even stand on it," she said.

"They were jumping with other kids we don't know if the same age and a kid jumped on her and that's it, the leg broke," explained Sherri's mom Raquel Zeitun.

Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Eric Eisner says it's an all too common occurrence, especially with the advent of trampoline parks.

"You have a bunch of kids all different sizes where they're doing activities that aren't just jumping up and down on the trampoline," he said.

Eisner says he is seeing an increase in upper and lower extremity fractures and sprains.

"You're taking kids who &mash; as they're growing they're coordination is developing — then you're asking them as they're playing dodge ball or basketball they're jumping up and down and trying to do tricks and it's just a set up for injuries," he warned.

And sometimes those injuries can be severe. more

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