Areas of Specialty: Sports Medicine, Knees, Partial and Total Knee Replacements, Trauma Care
Education: MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Residency: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Fellowship: Aspen Sports Medicine Foundation
Certifications & Titles: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery; Diplomat, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Sports Subspecialty Certificate
Originally from Bratislava, Slovakia, Dr. Pevny is the fourth generation of doctors in the Pevny family. His great-grandfather was surgeon general of Austria Hungary, from which Czechoslovakia formed after World War II. His great-great grandfather was the first radiologist in Czechoslovakia. Dr. Pevny’s father was a prominent pulmonologist in Czechoslovakia before fleeing to the United States in 1968 with his wife and two young children to further pursue his career in medicine.
Dr. Pevny grew up in Houston, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University and graduated with honors while obtaining a degree in biochemistry. He subsequently earned his medical degree from the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. His orthopedic surgery residency training was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His passion for sports led him to Aspen to complete the Rocky Mountain Sports Medicine Fellowship.
Dr. Pevny’s professional interests include sports medicine, in particular disorders of the shoulder and knee. Dr. Pevny also specializes in total joint replacement surgery of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Pevny established the total joint replacement surgery at Aspen Valley Hospital, which prior to his arrival was not available. He currently performs partial and total knee replacement surgeries using the Mako Total System.
Dr. Pevny is an active participant in many local and national orthopedic societies, remaining current in the latest orthopedic technologies. Dr. Pevny is also actively involved in research in the area of sports medicine and joint replacement. He teaches sports medicine fellows the newest techniques in knee and shoulder surgery as well as total joint replacement. Dr. Pevny is an active lecturer and has published numerous articles and book chapters. Dr. Pevny lives in Aspen with his wife, Lori, and three children—Jack, Nicholas and Sophia. He enjoys skiing, biking, running and golf.
Below please find an executive list of peer-reviewed articles published by Tomas Pevny, MD:
Pevny T, Hunter RE, Freeman JR: Primary Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Dislocation in Patients 40 Years of Age and Older. Arthroscopy 14(3):289-94, 1998.
Gregory P, Pevny T, Teague D: Early Complications with External Fixation of Pediatric Femur Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 10(3):191-98, 1996.
Pevny T, Rayan GM: Recurrent Pisiform Dislocation: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. American Journal of Orthopedics 25(2):155-6, 1996.
Pevny T, Rayan GM, Egle D: Ligamentous and Tendinous Support of the Pisiform: Anatomic and Biomechanic Study. J Okla State Med Assoc 88(5):205-10, 1995.
Pevny T, Rayan GM, Egle D: Ligamentous and Tendinous Support of the Pisiform: Anatomic and Biomechanic Study. J Hand Surg 20A(2):299-304, 1995.
Pevny T, Rooney RJ: Aneurysmal Bone Cyst of the Patella: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Skeletal Radiol 23(8):664-67, 1994.
Macleod MC, Adair G, Dickson-Black D, Pevny T, Humphrey RM: Stabilization of a Reactive, Electrophilic Carcinogen, Benzo[a]pyrene Diol Epoxide, By Mammalian Cells. Chem Biol Interact 63(3): 279-89, 1987.
“Dr. Pevny, thank you for putting me back together more than once and for being a part of the team that’s helping me pursue my Olympic dreams. It has all been downhill fast.”
— Chris Klug, Olympic Snowboarder
Dr. Tom Pevny is proud to have Chris Klug as a patient. “Chris is a patient of mine who has overcome tremendous adversity to achieve amazing goals. Along with orthopedic injuries, Chris was the first Olympian to compete after receiving an organ transplant. He won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and is a several time US National Champion.”
“As an active 66 year-old, many years of use and abuse from skiing, running, biking and other athletic pursuits finally caught up with me. I was bone on bone and in pain in my left knee. Dr. Pevny understands the desire of active people to get back to what they love to do. On May 16, 2011, Dr. Pevny replaced my knee with a Stryker Triathlon prosthesis. Access to Tom and his staff for follow-up was excellent. I did my rehab religiously. I was on a stationary bike a week after the surgery. The first day it took me 15 minutes to do one complete revolution. The next day I did 80 and the following day did 300 revolutions. I stopped counting at 800. By the end of the summer I had over 500 miles on my road bike and had resumed hiking. I resumed skiing in November 2011. I skied 102 days last season in all kinds of conditions. I now have over 800 miles on my bike this spring. Great physician. Great device. Great outcome. I rest my case. Thanks, Tom.”
— Tom Griffiths
In October of 2009 former alpine ski racer, World Cup skier and Olympian, Andy Mill, underwent total knee replacement surgery. In as little as six weeks post-surgery, Andy was back skiing, hunting and living the active lifestyle he was accustomed to. “At seven weeks, I hiked to the top of The Loge, on Aspen Highlands. By the fourth month, I was skiing as fast and as hard as I wanted. I was pain free, strong and was able to push myself harder than ever!”
— Andy Mill, Olympic & World Cup skier
Dr. Pevny was honored to treat Andy Mill. “Andy was a perfect candidate for this procedure because of his background as an Olympic and World Cup ski racer, and as someone who is still competing in various sports. Over the years, he sustained several knee injuries and as a result developed arthritis. Andy has a strong desire to stay active and live a high quality of life. When his knee pain began impeding that—we knew it was time to schedule surgery.”
“I wish to express my thanks on behalf of myself, my friend Elaine Woodward (who suffered a severe leg injury—three breaks) and her family. Where do I start? Dr. Pevny came to see her every day. He is obviously an excellent surgeon, but he also has a great bedside manner as he provided reassurance and took time to answer all of our questions. The first night Elaine was discharged we had some issues, and Dr. Pevny’s office called me back immediately. We got things resolved. With gratitude.”
— Beth Colle
“As a recent patient at Aspen Valley Hospital, I wanted to express my sincere thanks to all the caregivers at the hospital. My sports, skiing in particular, has meant that I have had considerable experience with orthopedic injuries, including two ACL/MCL repairs, a medical meniscus repair, one separated and a dislocated shoulder, broken ribs twice, and stitches multiple times. So the open fracture of my left tibia and fibula, which were repaired so ably by you and your staff, were preformed, as a marketer would say, on a ‘sophisticated consumer.’ I wanted to make sure that my thanks went beyond, however, all who so ably put me back together since I know that it takes many unnamed staff to support these hospital services. They were absolutely first rate in every regard. Thank you again.”
— Barnet Phillips