Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger
Stress fractures of nonweight-bearing bones such as the fibula are commonly treated nonsurgically. Stress fractures of the foot can and are many times treated conservatively........if you an accountant. Stress fractures of the foot in athletes.......especially BIG athletes are virtually always treated surgically to avoid the high complication/non healing/recurrence/progression to future overt fracture rate.
I yield to your knowledge.
I do wonder if surgery in athletes might not be overdone though. While not an accountant, my son did well as a 6'7" 320 lb. guy on his feet a lot without surgery. But perhaps it was a minor bone in the foot as opposed to a more significant one.