Driven By a Common Passion for the Motocross Sport, MX Doctor Mark Sanders and World Class Rider Jeff Dement Join Forces

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Renowned orthopedic surgeon and MX rider Dr. Mark Sanders partners with top 10 MX rider Jeff Dement to support a sport they both love and keep both the industry and its riders in top form.

MX doctor Mark Sanders met Top Ten ranked Jeff Dement at the recent Dealers Challenge at Three Palms Race Park in Conroe, while watching two of the Sanders Clinic teams entered in the event. And establishing a shared philosophy in the treatment of injured athletes, Sanders walked away with more than a fourth-place win.

Sanders and Dement entered into a sponsorship agreement that will prove beneficial to the motocross profession on a number of levels -- for fans and riders alike.

“I love the sport. I know why these guys don’t want to be off their feet for six months to a year for a serious injury,” said Dr. Mark Sanders, who specializes in knee and shoulder injuries at the Sanders Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.

“Most doctors treat common MX injuries with traditional methods -- and thinking. And all the while they’re telling these young riders why they shouldn’t be doing what their doing, rather than ensuring an aggressive and viable treatment plan for an athlete that is determined to get back out there,” he said.

Sanders, who pioneered an Accelerated Rehabilitation program and ACL reconstruction designed to endure the active lifestyle of an athlete, believes that sponsoring Jeff Dement is a responsible move for the Sanders Clinic and something to which he is looking forward.

“I love riding myself and I’m pleased to be a part of this great sport on a larger scale. Jeff Dement is a talented rider, who is admired by the kids as much as the adult fans and riders, added Sanders.

Twenty-eight-year-old Dement, who will soon appear on the cover of Holeshot magazine, spent the first part of his career in Europe -- racing in the World MX Championships from 1999 – 2004 and securing podium finishes in the MX2 class. Today he races in the AMA Supercross and Motocross National Championships.

“I feel fortunate to have ‘the doc’ in my camp. He’s well known among the riders in Texas and I want all MX riders to know about him and what he can do for us,” said Dement, who recently came away with an impressive win at the 2005 Pro-Am Open at Cycle Ranch -- commanding first-place wins in both Motos.

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