Statement concerning recent "Trampoline related accidents"
The Hong Kong Neurosurgical Society ("The Society") was founded since 1981, with specialist neurosurgeons as members, aiming to promote knowledge on neurosurgical conditions. We noticed that recently there were trampoline related accidents with devastating injuries. From the videos released by the media, players of different ages were allowed to jump and bounce around without any restrictions. It was not uncommon for players to lose their balance and fall without protection, making themselves prone to brain and cervical spine injuries. In severe cases, this can lead to skull fractures, intracranial bleeding, damage to brain functions, quadriplegic paralysis, inability to breathe on their own, coma, or even death.
Trampoline parks should be required to brief all of their guests on safety measures and make sure that each trampoline only has one person at any one time to avoid accidental collision of players. Besides, the Society would like to raise the awareness of the public that these kinds of trampoline activities in an uncontrolled manner can be very dangerous. Such trauma can cause irreversible damage to the nervous system.