Aims and objectives
Outline data on the use of cross-sectional imaging in trampoline-related trauma in a large tertiary hospital in the UK Discuss the role of cross-sectional imaging in the acute and sub-acute settings Discuss the pathologies and their severity in the setting of trampoline-related injuries.
Methods and materials
A retrospective search of the local Radiology Information System (RIS) for requests and reports between January 2012 and December 2017,
containing the search term “tramp*” with an age of <18 years was used.
All modalities were used in the search parameters. Computed Tomography (CT),
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) reports and imaging were reviewed and categorised as positive or negative for injury.
The date of injury was recorded for each attendance to the radiology department as well as...
1795 children visited radiology 1871 times with 2418 total radiological examinations for analysis between 2012 and 2017. The RIS search yielded 1820 x-ray visits (2343 separate radiographic examinations),
10 ultrasound visits,
2 nuclear medicine studies,
20 CT visits and 19 MRI visits after exclusions for non-trampolining injuries. Cross-sectional imaging accounted for 2.1% (39/1871 visits) of imaging carried out in trampoline-related injuries,at our institution.
Over half of these...
Trampolining can be a dangerous activity leading to life-altering injuries.
Severe head and spinal injurieswere seenwithin our cohort over 6 years.
2% of children imaged were via CT and MR with 50% pick up rate. More should be done to increase the safety of trampolining in order toreduce theseinjuries.
national mandatory safety standards for indoor trampoline park operators,
orgeneral guidelines and standards aiming to increase public awareness and to prevent injury. Prompt useof...
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