I just want to get as much info as possible before I make the decision to go ahead with this surgery....your original answers and one of the other Just Ask Experts covered a Homeopathic solution, as well as thinking in would be better in the long run to go ahead with it. Orig. stress fracture was mid May this year, and improvement has been minimal in the last 5 months. If the fracture has not mended by now, how much longer can I expect it to take to heal? With my genetics, I tend to build strong ropey muscles that I feel will continue to create issues when I can begin to strengthen the deltoids,as well as the other muscles in that arm and shoulder.