Children can suffer orthopedic injuries in a number of different environments, but there’s one situation that tends to breed such injuries in droves: bounce houses. Kids get all sorts of excited when they see these at a birthday party or some other event, but when a bunch of excited kids of various ages and sizes start jumping around inside, they’re bound to collide.
A new report provides a greater analysis of this danger. One thing that might come as a shock is the finding that 65,000 kids sustained bounce-house related injuries over a 15 year span ending in 2010, with the number of injuries actually rising from year to year as time wore on. Concussions and broken bones were not uncommon.