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Elbow joint infection is a serious condition that needs immediate medical intervention. It happens when germs get into the bone or joint and reproduce. Viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites can all cause infections.

Causes:

Elbow joint infection may occur due to infected or septic arthritis, septic joint, infection after elbow surgery or after elbow replacement, bursal infection, soft tissue infection or cellulitis.

Symptoms:

Symptoms of elbow infection generally include the following:

  • Fever with chills
  • Fatigue
  • Generalized weakness
  • Inability to move the elbow
  • Severe pain in the joint, especially with movement
  • Swelling
  • Joint is red and warm to touch