Knee replacement surgery is performed by making an incision along the front edge of your knee and inverting your kneecap to allow access to your knee joint. Afterwards, specialized cuts are made along the ends of your thigh bone, shin bone, and the undersurface of your kneecap. Once the bones have been prepared metal implants will be placed on the thigh and shin bone specific to your anatomy. A plastic liner will be placed between the two implants and in most cases your kneecap will be replaced. Once the implants are placed your skin will be closed with dissolvable sutures and surgical mesh tape.