Gene Tekmyster, DO

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressToyota Sports Performance Center - Orthopaedic Clinic
Health Sciences Campus
El Segundo CA 90245
Phone+1 323 865 7710
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    NASS2021SpineLine “20 under 40.”

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    Gene Tekmyster, DO, believes that the goal of treatment should be optimization and return of pre-injury function. Dr. Tekmyster is double board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and in sports medicine. As a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician (physiatrist), his focus remains on decreasing pain and working with his patients to allow them to resume their activities. As each person is unique, patients can be confident an individualized treatment plan will be presented and implemented. His specialties include advanced interventional spine care, regenerative treatments and sports medicine.

    In demand as a speaker nationally and internationally, Dr. Tekmyster has widely published and presented on spine and sports medicine topics. He is at the forefront of spine research with an interest in regenerative therapeutics to treat chronic low back pain. In the time he has been a part of Keck Medicine of USC he has brought in new technologies to treat chronic low back pain an spinal stenosis.

    Dr. Tekmyster is a physician consultant for the Los Angeles Kings professional hockey team and USC Trojans Athletic Medicine and team physician for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard teams.

    He enjoys outdoor activities, especially cycling and hiking with his family. He also is an avid weightlifter and holds weightlifting and strength training coaching certifications.

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    1. Team Approach: Management of an Acute L4-L5 Disc Herniation. JBJS Rev. 2021 10 12; 9(10). Buser Z, Tekmyster G, Licari H, Lantz JM, Wang JC. PMID: 34637405.
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    2. Physical Therapy Considerations and Recommendations for Patients Following Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant Surgery. Neuromodulation. 2021 Apr 05. Tekmyster G, Jonely H, Lee DW, Myerson J, Avery M, Moradian M, Desai MJ. PMID: 33819381.
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    3. Interspinous Process Decompression With The Superion® Spacer For Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Real-World Experience From A Device Registry. Med Devices (Auckl). 2019; 12:423-427. Tekmyster G, Sayed D, Cairns KD, Raso LJ, Kim C, Block JE. PMID: 31632160; PMCID: PMC6781846.
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    4. Poster 160 Transient Unilateral Ptosis in Collegiate Hockey Player Due to Concussion: A Case Report. PM R. 2016 Sep; 8(9S):S214. Tekmyster G, Minaie A. PMID: 27672927.
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    5. Should antiplatelet medications be held before cervical epidural injections? PM R. 2014 May; 6(5):442-50. Furman MB, Plastaras CT, Popescu A, Tekmyster G, Davidoff S, Kennedy DJ. PMID: 24863733.
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