The leaflet provides an introduction to the classification of long-bone fractures in children.

Pediatric long bone fracture classification

The AO Pediatric Comprehensive Classification of Long Bone Fractures (AO PCCF) was developed by the AO Pediatric Expert Group in collaboration with AO Clinical Investigation and Documentation and the International Association for Pediatric Traumatology. The idea to develop a Pediatric Long Bone Classification was spurred by the need for quality control and a lack of clinical research through retro- and prospective studies.

The AO PCCF is based on the AO/OTA Classification of fractures of the adult skeleton and follows closely its established criteria and terminology. It adds child-specific relevant fracture features, especially growth and its related child-specific fractures.