About David P. Antekeier, MD
Dr. Antekeier is from Michigan and received his undergraduate degree in Physiology (B.S, Magna Cum Laude) from Eastern Michigan University and his medical degree in Detroit from Wayne State University. He completed his general surgery internship and orthopaedic residency at University of Louisville and completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedics at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center. His fellowship concentrated on spinal deformity and sports medicine.
After he completed training, Dr. Antekeier started practice at the University of Louisville and Kosair Children’s Hospital. He worked with both adult trauma and pediatric trauma and deformity. He was a clinical assistant professor at the University of Louisville. Later, Dr. Antekeier's family moved to Houston, where he joined Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital.
At Texas Children’s, Dr. Antekeier specialized in the complex care of the child with spina bifida. He provided orthopaedic consultation to the spina bifida multidisciplinary clinic providing operative and non-operative care for spinal, limb and foot deformities associated with spinal dysraphisms. He worked with the family and child to provide comprehensive care including wound care, bracing, spasticity management, adaptive devices (lifts, beds, wheelchairs).
Dr. Antekeier is experienced with the surgical care and management of cerebral palsy. He provides non-operative and operative management for spine, hip, spasticity and foot pathology. He understands that cerebral palsy presents dynamic challenges and works with his patients from birth to adulthood. He is well versed in transitional care of special needs patients including those with spina bifida, cerebral palsy and osteogenesis imperfecta.
Dr. Antekeier has extensive experience with complex spinal deformities and treats early onset, congenital, idiopathic and neuromuscular scoliosis, spondylolisthesis and Scheuermann’s kyphosis. He incorporates bracing and surgical care into his practice. He assisted in the development of a comprehensive program for the care of complex and neuromuscular spinal patients at Texas Children’s Hospital. His approach to complex spinal surgery is multidisciplinary, and recognizes the comorbid conditions that his patients often have. Safety is his number one concern when working with complex spinal patients.He utilizes blood sparing techniques to minimize transfusions when possible.
His practice includes specialty care in osteogenesis imperfecta. He treats fractures, spinal and limb deformity. He utilizes Fassier-Duvall rods for correction of limb deformities. His goal is early mobilization when possible. Dr. Antekeier was raised in Michigan. He entered the US Army after high school and served as combat medical specialist with the 10th Mountain Division. He is Ranger, Airborne and Air Assault qualified. He has participated in Special Operations Medical training and ROTC. He is actively involved in international medicine and provides orthopaedic care in India as part of a recurring medical mission. Dr. Antekeier travels extensively with his daughter and son who are international epee fencers. He enjoys outdoor activities including fishing and scuba diving.