I had surgery to remove a neuroma/benign tumour, NF2, on my left elbow five years ago, but my wee finger on my left hand is now about 30% of normal, it catches on things, caught on a metal tape, [cut it right down to the bone], and frying pan, it is so tight that it actually pulls itself into my palm, automatically, [doing it now as I write this] it is numb right down the left hand of hand to the wrist. Is surgery to remove it an option as I could have a really serious accident with it? it does actually affect slightly my next finger on the left hand about 90% use. I can clench the fist but the wee finger does not quite meet with the palm of the hand. The numbness and tightness is very annoying and the end of the finger is almost completely numb, and if removed would what is called 'phantom pains' come into the equation?