What type of doctor to pick to do a joint surgery?

Bone surgeon. Orthopedic surgeon. Some may specialize in a particular joint.
There is only one. Orthopedic surgeons are uniquely qualified to perform bone and joint surgery. Podiatrist also perform some type of joint surgery which are limited to the foot.

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What type of doctor do I pick for a joint surgery?

Joint surgery. You will need to pick an orthopedic surgeon. This is a common procedure for most orthopedists. There are some surgeons who specialize in joint replacements and have extra training in the procedures. Read more...

I have si joint dysfunction. Doctors want to do a new si joint surgery with the 3 rods. Is it safe?

Can be safe. Si joint dysfunction is a relatively common condition that typically affects women more often than men. Surgical fusion is an option that is best utilized when the pain is severe and all other conservative treatment options have failed. Conservative care can consist of physical therapy, nsaid's, oral steroids, si joint brace/belt and injections into the si joint. Read more...
All surgeries have. Risks. There is nothing surgery cannot make worse, so make sure you talk with your surgeon. He/she will review all risk, benefits & alternatives, so you can make an informed decision as to what you want to do. Ensure the si joint is the pain generator, so you don't have a surgery, & still continue to have the symptoms. There are various treatment options for si dysfunction, surgery is last resort. Read more...
Possibly. Generally sacroiliac jt dysfunction is treated conservatively with pelvic muscle exercises, physical therapy, anti-inflammatories and si joint belts initially. However some people fail that and require steroid injections to the joint or radiofrequency ablation to nerves that supply the joint to help relieve their pain. Surgery is only warranted if all of the above have been unsuccessful. Read more...
Very Last Resort. I would certainly try a trial of prolotherapy or prp injections along with a serola si belt before i did anything like that. Read more...
Yes. Si joint fusion is a option if you have exhausted all conservative measures including 6 months of treatment. Read more...