Deborah C. Bohn, MD
TRIA Research and Education Center Investigator


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Medical degree

  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN


  • Bachelor of Arts in English, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN


  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery


  • Clinical Educator, Health Partners Minnesota Hand Fellowship
  • Clinical Educator, University of Minnesota Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Hand Surgeon, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare


  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • TRIA Orthopaedic Center Research and Education Board Member
  • Tria Orthopaedic Center Clinic Operations Committee Member
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
  • Pediatric Hand Study Group
  • American Medical Association
  • Minnesota Medical Association
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Honors & Awards

  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Best Doctors for Women" (2013)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Top Doctors" (2014-2018)
  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors" (2019)
  • Institute Research Investigator, TRIA Research and Education Center
  • Publications While At HealthPartners
    selected publications
    Journal Article
  • An analysis of associated conditions and the relationship between the severity of hand manifestations with that of the forearm in ulnar longitudinal deficiency
    Journal of Hand Surgery. 2024
  • A case series of surgically treated distal radius fractures: implant costs and their effect on patient outcomes
    Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Global research & reviews. 2023
  • Implant cost variation in surgically treated distal radius fractures
    Journal of orthopaedics. 2023
  • The minimum clinically important difference for the patient-rated wrist evaluation in surgical fixation of distal radius fractures: does hand dominance make a difference?
    Injury. 2023
  • What's new in hand and wrist surgery
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2023
  • Comparison of orthosis management failure rates for mallet injuries
    J Hand Surg Glob Online. 2022
  • A comparative analysis of 150 thumb polydactyly cases from the CoULD Registry using the Wassel-Flatt, Rotterdam, and Chung classifications
    Journal of Hand Surgery. 2021
  • Low-energy pelvic ring fractures: a care conundrum
    Geriatric orthopaedic surgery & rehabilitation. 2021
  • Association of radial longitudinal deficiency and thumb hypoplasia: an update using the CoULD registry
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2020
  • Evaluation of quality improvement methods for altering opioid prescribing behavior in hand surgery
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2020
  • Interpreting patient-reported outcome results: is one minimum clinically important difference really enough?
    Hand (New York, N.Y.). 2020
  • What proportion of orthopaedic surgery residency programs have accessible parental leave policies, and how generous are they?
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2020
  • Preoperative antibiotics in wrist arthroscopy
    Journal of Hand Surgery. 2018
  • Acquired upper extremity growth arrest
    Orthopedics. 2017
  • Patient-reported outcomes after open carpal tunnel release using a standard protocol with 1 hand therapy visit
    Journal of Hand Therapy. 2017
  • Epidemiology of congenital upper limb anomalies in a midwest United States population: an assessment using the Oberg, Manske, and Tonkin classification
    Journal of Hand Surgery. 2015
  • Hand function with touch screen technology in children with normal hand formation, congenital differences, and neuromuscular disease
    Journal of Hand Surgery. 2015
  • An outcomes protocol for carpal tunnel release: a comparison of outcomes in patients with and without medical comorbidities
    Journal of Hand Surgery. 2014
  • Quantitative assessment of pediatric hand function using touchscreen technology
    Minnesota Medicine. 2014
  • Treatment of blocked elbow flexion in congenital radioulnar synostosis with radial head excision: a case series
    Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. 2013
  • Surgical release of the pediatric trigger thumb
    Journal of Hand Surgery. 2011
  • Review
  • Congenital upper-limb differences: a 6-year literature review [review]
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2023
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