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Gene Tekmyster

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
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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. In addition to his expertise in the management of spine injuries, he also has a special interest in the care and prevention of athletic injuries and the use of regenerative medicine to promote healing. Dr. Tekmyster is currently serving on the Membership Committee of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Patient Safety Committee of the North American Spine Society.

    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. Tekmyster G, Sayed D, Cairns KD, Raso LJ, Kim C, Block JE. 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. PMID: 31632160.
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    2. Tekmyster G, Minaie A. Poster 160 Transient Unilateral Ptosis in Collegiate Hockey Player Due to Concussion: A Case Report. PM R. 2016 Sep; 8(9S):S214. PMID: 27672927.
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    3. Furman MB, Plastaras CT, Popescu A, Tekmyster G, Davidoff S, Kennedy DJ. Should antiplatelet medications be held before cervical epidural injections? PM R. 2014 May; 6(5):442-50. PMID: 24863733.
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