I’m 10 days PO. 3 days ago I slipped and knee hit the wooden floor.I heard 3 pops than pain! I managed to get up (don’t ask me how.) It was night time so I got into bed, iced knee and then tried to sleep. In the morning I called my surgeons nurse. She told me to continue to ice and elevate knee. By that time it was swollen quite a bit, quite sore and bruised . My home healthcare nurse was coming out the same day so she asked me to have him give her a call. He looked at my knee and said he was pretty sure it was just soft tissue damage and he called the nurse who agreed. No one suggested a doctor visit or xray. My knee is so tight and sore it’s impossible to do heel slides. The home healthcare nurse who is also a physical therapist wants me to continue pushing the heel slides to the point of pain. He of course thinks I will lose the ROM I have and won’t get “where I’m suppose to be by a certain date.” Tonight I pushed my leg as hard as I could doing a heel slide. Now one of the staples is slightly bleeding! So I’m just going to ice and elevate the rest of the weekend and do gentle heel slides and extension exercises. Staples come out wed and I start outpatient PT Friday. Any one else injure their knee early on? Have a staple problem? I’m trying not to get upset but I’m really scared. Any advice is welcome!