Our expert says:
Is the infection cleared up totally? The joint probably have had some damage due to the infection - the swelling and stiffness is quite common after such an infection. It may take months to become flexible again. You can massage the finger with Arnica oil, and do the exercises that the OT gave you regularly. In the new year you should go to an orthopedic surgeon for a follow up evaluation and x/rays to see if any further surgery may be needed(like cleaning out the joint)
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