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An Osteo-Articular Infection ( AIO ) is an infection that affects the bones, joints or implants such as joint prostheses. These infections are common after surgery but can also occur following severe trauma. Although they are not very frequent in France, with approximately 2000 to 4000 new cases per year, they are very severe and can have serious consequences on the functionality and rarely the life of patients.

The center is associated with the Lille, Amiens and Rouen centers (CRIOAC G4 group) coordinated by the Lille-Tourcoing team around Doctor Eric Senneville (infectiology) and Professor Henri Migaud (surgery).

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  • Activities

    Patient reception

    Patients are received by the emergency reception service with advice from a senior orthopedic surgeon 24 hours a day or by the specialist orthopedic or infectiology consultation. A senior infectiologist doctor is seconded to the management of complex bone and joint infections, in collaboration with other doctors from the Infectious Diseases department.


    The Multidisciplinary Consultation Meetings take place every month (1 st or 2 nd Tuesday) at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the orthopedic department ( level 11 unit 40) and whenever necessary. The files of hospitalized patients as well as those seen in consultation are studied and a line of care is decided on a case-by-case basis.

    Opinions are issued on cases from other establishments and care within the service is offered depending on the seriousness of the situation.

    Decisions are made in accordance with a care protocol based on national recommendations and adapted to the requirements and resources of the CHRU de Caen.

    The research

    research activity consists of a regular evaluation of the results of the management of joint prosthesis infections and the inclusion of patients in prospective clinical trials.