Been a nurse for one year at an Ortho/Neuro/Trauma post-op med/surg unit. Moved to a new hospital but on a general post-op med/surg unit. Had an ortho, same day post-op patient. At 2230 noticed patients' foot was dark red, warm/hot, edema +2 on the leg that had the TKR. Patient had a knee immobilzer (with an order to leave on all night) over ACE wrap. Pulses were thready & cap refill was <2s. Brought in the "Ortho" nurse, because they have 2 pods specifically associated with their Joint program, & also brought in the charge only to have a second opinion since I was new there. I was already going to call the surgeon regardless. Both nurses told me to call the dr to cover my butt. Patient was grateful I called. Surgeon stated he could not understand why I was calling for swelling, even though I had listed all the other symptoms. He then asked why he had the knee immobilzer on to which I stated because you put the order in. He told me to remove the immobilzer & ACE if needed. I removed the immobilzer which after about 3 hours resolved the situation. I charted all. Come back to work next night to find myself removed from that pod & put back on orientation with another nurse. That surgeon got so mad at me for calling about a concern with his patient that he spoke with them & rather than them having my back, of course they agree with him. The manager is out on vacation for another week. One nurse told me to leave it alone but now everyone there thinks I am incompetent. What would you do?