Dr. Paul Donahue, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Summit Orthopedics 3580 Arcade St Vadnais Heights, MN 55127 Get Directions
Dr. Paul Donahue, MD
Dr. Paul Donahue, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Vadnais Heights, MN. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Donahue is affiliated with AllinaHealth - United Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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in Minneapolis, MN |
I had visited another "hand specialist" (to remain unnamed, at a different clinic), and, after two injections, had no improvement whatsoever. I visited Dr. Donahue, on a chance that a second opinion prior to surgery would be a good idea. He told me that placement of those injections "cured" 90% of cases. BUT, placement of the injections was critical. Well, he must have found the "sweet spot," because now, I am pain-free, and able to practice my profession without any issues. Great, caring guy!
in Saint Paul, MN |
Went to have cortisone injection into my knuckle (inflammatory arthritis). He measured the bend of my finger and decided it wasn't bad. No conversation on how my job involves detailed work using my dominant hand (the one with swelling, pain, and restricted movement). Injected insufficient cortisone (it's been a week now). Also said he'd never heard of sugar as an inflammatory. (He should try reading some recent medical studies!) I'll find someone younger and female next time!
Possibly the most unpleasant experience I've had a provider's office. I went twice. On both occasions the nurse who roomed me was rude and gruff. On my second appointment, they were 45 mins behind. Not a single apology from staff or doc. Doc had not read my chart, didn't remember me, asked me all the same questions as first visit. Spent 7 minutes with me. Had no suggestions except an MRI. Sloppy, discourteous, unprofessional.
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Dr. Donahue's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery
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  • Hand Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    University of Minnesota Medical School

    Graduated in 1981

  • Residency Hospital
    Marshall University

    Completed in 1986

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Louisville

    Completed in 1987

  • Undergraduate School
    Gustavus Adolphus College-Saint Peter, Minnesota

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement