A trampoline fracture is a transverse fracture of the proximal tibial metaphysis occurring in children whilst jumping on a trampoline (or inflatable castle). The fracture is thought to occur when a second, usually heavier individual causes the jumping surface to recoil upwards as the unsuspecting victim is descending. The combined excessive load is thought to produce the characteristic fracture which is most often seen in children 2 to 5 years of age 1.
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- 1. Boyer RS, Jaffe RB, Nixon GW et-al. Trampoline fracture of the proximal tibia in children. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1986;146 (1): 83-5. AJR Am J Roentgenol (abstract) - Pubmed citation
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