Doctor offers safety precautions with backyard trampolines

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According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, trampolines lead to more than 280,000 injuries every year and more than 100,000 visits to the emergency room. Most often, kids between the ages of 5 and 14 are injured.

It’s why Sumit Gupta, MD, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon at University of Missouri Health Care, advises families against owning a trampoline.

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