Can arthroplasty surgery really be done for a jaw joint?

Of course! Arthroplasty can be performed for the jaw joint just as it can be for any other joint. However, it may not be the best choice. Arthroscopy may be indicated first, and is much less invasive. Arthroplasty involves an open incision in front of the ear, opening into the joint itself, and either repositioning or removing a displaced disc and possibly recontouring the condyle or socket in the joint.
Yes. Yes. very successful. Most cases conservative treatments first. First surgery is usually arthrocentesis (joint flush/manipulate), then arthroscopy. Open surgery usually next if others fail.

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Could someone describe their experience of having arthroplasty surgery in the jaw joint?

Why? Why do you need it? Can you fully open and fully close your teeth together? Does it hurt to do so? Get a second and third opinion before surgery. Do not be impressed with credentials. Get your MRI report. A displaced disc is not a basis for TMJ surgery. The disc positioin is inherent to you and does not have to be centered, and is a factor of your bite and teeth occlusion. Not pleasant surg. Read more...
A few things. Assuming you've had appropriate non-surgical treatment from a TMJ expert, and probably arthroscopy first: Incision front of ear, suture disk or remove disk. Sometime smooth bone. Long recovery. If you've had the above treatment, make sure you have an excellent TMj surgeon. 2nd opinions are good. Read more...