The Free Gliding SCFE Screw SystemTM

A self-extending two part cannulated screw that will elongate with growth

The Free-Gliding SCFE Screw System is specifically designed to treat the most common hip problem in growing children: SLIPPED CAPITAL FEMORAL EPIPHYSIS. This screw is intended to prophylactically prevent or stop further slippage of the capito-femoral physis, in children with open growth plates, without affecting the normal growth of the proximal femur. Medial and lateral threaded fixations, connected through a trilobe self-extending shaft, aim to increase overall stability (both longitudinal and rotational) while avoiding the risk of premature physeal closure.

The Free-Gliding SCFE Screw Sytem is available in 6.5 mm and 7.3 mm diameters, with lengths ranging from 60 mm to 102 mm in 2 mm increments, and with a maximum of 30 mm of growth potential.


The Free-Gliding SCFE Screw System is indicated as a temporary implant for stabilization of pediatric femoral neck fractures and slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) in pediatric patients (child and adolescent) with open physis. 

  • Proximal and distal threaded fixation for stability
  • Designed to avoid compression and pre-mature physeal closure
  • Trilobe design creates rotational stability
  • No need for protruding screw placement