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