SYDNEY, Aug 16. (Xinhua) -- An Australian research has found that the growing number of indoor trampoline park does more harm than good with dozens of kids requiring medical attention after having visited one of those venues in New South Wales in recent months.
Neuroscience Research Australia, an independent medical institute based in Sydney, said that in the span of six months as many as 40 kids, mostly girls, had required medical attention for minor injuries sustained by a failed landing.
"But in some cases, the injury was the result of several people of different sizes using the trampoline at the same time," the authors said.
Most of the children had sustained bruising or sprained ankles, but over a third fractured bones including elbows and ankles. And five kids required surgery and a hospital admission, the report said.
The authors admitted that although their study sample was small, it believes that with better implementation of design and safety standards in such parks, similar injuries can be further prevented in the future.