Good morning all! I’m a new member, 10 days post-op. Had Mako - PRK done to lateral compartment left knee to fix problems from a 40+ yr old injury. According to the surgeon, all went as planned. Went home next morning. My first follow up with the surgeon is 16 days post-op. PT has not been scheduled yet, surgeon likes to wait till after first follow up. My initial pain management was via a nerve block / pump attached to my left thigh which lasted for about 3 days post-op. Since then, pain has been managed with combination of Tylenol and narcotic pain killer. Keeping dosages to a minimum as long as pain is tolerable. I was up and walking with the aid of a walker within 6-8 hours of surgery. Within 24 hours was only using a single crutch. The past three days I’ve been able to walk (slowly) without aid of any crutch or cane. I was sent home with a daily exercise/stretch routine consisting of heel slides, long-arc leg lifts, and flexion stretches to be done two to three times a day. I was also provided a cooling compression therapy machine to use following exercises and whenever additional pain relief was needed. I have no idea what my current ROM is but guessing it might be from 3 or 4 degrees to roughly 90 degrees, maybe slightly more. Knee still shows quite a bit of swelling and is very stiff, especially as I approach 90 degrees. But each day seems to be a bit better than the previous. While I’m hoping my current progress is good/normal, I recognize that everyone’s situation is unique, so I’m not overly concerned if progress lags somewhat. So, I’m wondering what to expect from this point forward? What should I expect from PT? Are there any “watch outs” I should be aware of? I’m also wondering if I should consider applying some heat to my knee prior to my home stretches then followed by cooling therapy? I know that heat helps to loosen muscles, etc. so I was thinking it would help here too. Thanks all for your thoughts.