Tour de Spain Winner Chris Horner on His Tenex Health TX Procedure

Tour de Spain Winner Chris Horner Says His Tenex Health TX Procedure Gave Him the Ability to Win

LAKE FOREST, Calif., November 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Professional cyclist Chris Horner will continue to race following his Tenex Health TX procedure which allowed him to compete in and win the Tour de Spain (La Vuelta A  Espana), at age 41. Chris Horner joins a growing list of professional athletes, as well as those patients simply seeking a rapid return to activity, whether it be for work or recreation, who have benefited from Tenex Health TX.

“After 20 years as a professional cyclist, I faced the most difficult injury of my career,” said Chris Horner, Professional US Cyclist. “Following a difficult race in Italy, my knee started hurting to the point I couldn’t ride or even walk without pain.  I was diagnosed with IT Band Friction Syndrome and tried every non-invasive therapy I could find. Despite months of treatment, my injury persisted, and I was worried that my career as a professional rider was over. I heard about the Tenex Health TX procedure.  Since it is such a safe procedure, my doctor and physical therapist suggested that we try it.  I had the procedure on May 23rd, and it was so quick.  I was in and out in less than an hour. My pain was almost gone in two days.  Once I started riding in late June, I could tell that the injury was finally gone. In my first race back at the Tour of Utah, I finished second overall. I then headed to compete in the Tour de Spain feeling better than ever. Thanks to Tenex Health, I made it back on the bike and into the history books with a Grand Tour victory at 41 years of age!”

Dr. Charles Peterson of Mesa, AZ, the physician treating Chris Horner, stated, “I work with professional athletes on a regular basis, and it is important that I can present a treatment plan that gets them back to the elite level they were before the injury.  It is an incredible comfort as a physician to have a procedure that will help these athletes. The Tenex Health procedure exceeded all of Mr. Horner’s and my expectations, and it has been so fulfilling to see him succeed and reach his potential. If the procedure worked this well for him, at the highest levels of elite cycling, I am confident it can help anyone with tendon or soft tissue injury.”

“Thousands of patients in the US have received the TX procedure since early 2012,” said Lewis Freed, DPM, of Mesa, AZ, and member of the company’s Medical Advisory Board.  “Medically known as a percutaneous tenotomy or percutaneous fasciotomy, it offers patients suffering from tendon pain or plantar fasciitis a curative, minimally invasive solution.”

About Tenex Health, Inc.

Tenex Health, Inc. ( ( develops and markets innovative therapies for the treatment of tendon pain due to trauma or repetitive motion injuries. The minimally invasive technique utilizes the company’s proprietary TX MicroTipTM handpiece to cut and debride diseased tissue in an outpatient setting, in under 20 minutes, using only a local anesthetic. Since the surrounding healthy tendon tissue is not disturbed, patients enjoy less discomfort and faster recovery times versus traditional open surgical procedures.


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