Summertime, and the living is........... painful!
It has started, we are seeing kids coming in with nasty fractures to wrists, elbows and even clavicles. Has there been a mass outbreak of child abuse? Well yes, in a way. Their parents have bought them trampolines for the garden.
Trampolines are great fun, bouncing away, getting rid of all that energy, playing with pals and annoying the neighbours. What more could a red blooded child want? Well, a bit of supervision would be nice.
Trampolines are great, trampolines are fun, trampolines are good exercise, trampolines are DANGEROUS!
If you give your kids a trampoline, supervise them, one child at a time on the thing, use the safety nets, they are higher than they look.
I have seen more injuries where the patient had a good chance of losing their limb from trampoline accidents than from motorbike accidents.