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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    Gene Tekmyster, D.O. is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician (Physiatrist) who is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine with subspecialty training in advanced interventional spine care, regenerative and sports medicine. He is a team physician for the United States Ski and Snowboard athletes and he has served as a ringside physician for boxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) events.

    Dr. Tekmyster has a special interest in the care of patients with spinal disorders; he develops individualized treatment plans that allow his patients to quickly return to normal activities while utilizing the latest medical research and technologies. Dr. Tekmyster has published on a variety of spine and sports medicine topics and he has presented his research both nationally and internationally.

    As a physiatrist, Dr. Tekmyster believes the goal of treatment should be optimization and return of pre-injury function. By using an approach rooted in the latest medical evidence combined with proven treatment algorithms 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 to allow for optimal outcomes and functional improvement.

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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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