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.


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 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

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