Same here Carmell, no tramps for Sean, ever (he has had 2 spinal fusions with rods, even if the rods some day are removed). Of course, our ortho agrees that unless used totally correctly tramps are dangerous... he sees a ton of patients every summer that were injured on them due to careless or innappropriate use. At least one adult watching, checking the tramp before and during use to be sure all safety gear is in place (including the padding over the hardware), ONLY one child on the tramp at a time.... etc. we wont get one nor let our older child on one. Just not worth the risk for us. There is so much else out there that is fun for kids and not nearly so unsafe.
Heidi (mom to 3 boys, Sean is 9 and has LCDH, SBS, is TPN, O2, and Bipap dependent, has SVC stenosis/stent x4, severe malignant scoliosis fused twice from T1-L2, halo traction for 2 months, severe restrictive lung disease, a CVL and GT, Fundo x2, and is one of my heroes.)