Trampoline fracture

Trampoline fractures are transverse fractures of the proximal tibial metaphysis that occur in children while 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.

Differential diagnosis

Article information

rID: 16140
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Trampoline fracture of the tibia
  • Trampoline fracture of the proximal tibia

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