Trampolines, children, and strokes

Barbara Wechsler, Heakyung Kim, Jill Hunter

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Strokes in children related to sports injuries are rare, but pediatric trampoline injuries are dramatically increasing. Minor trauma to the vulnerable extracranial vertebral arteries as they travel superficially through the dorsum of the neck can begin a cascade of events that results in arterial dissection, thrombus formation, and embolization with cerebral infarction. We present the case of an 11-yr-old boy who developed left vertebral artery dissection subsequent to a trampoline injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)608-613
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Child
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sports Injury
  • Stroke
  • Trampoline
  • Trauma
  • Vertebral Artery Dissection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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