Mum Kait Ellen has taken to Facebook to warn other parents of the dangers of indoor trampoline parks, after her three-year-old son Colton fell and broke his femur bone.
When visiting an indoor trampoline park with her husband and three-year-old son Colton, US mum Kait had no idea what was about to happen.
Writing in a Facebook post, Kait said while Colton was happily bouncing, he fell on the trampoline and broke his femur (at the top of the thigh), ‘the strongest bone in his body’.
The incident left Colton ‘in a hip spica cast for the next 6 weeks.’
A hip spica cast is plaster that covers both legs from the ankles, all the way up to the waist.
When taking Colton to see a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon, Kait said she discovered there is an age recommendation for children using trampolines:
‘According to the America Academy of Pediatrics and the America Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons “children under the age of 6 should never use a trampoline.”
‘This is due to the fact that their fragile bones are not meant to withstand the repetitive pressure from jumping.