Finnish orthopaedic surgeon Sakari Orava was fetured in several leading daily newspapers (The New York Times, The Washington Post and Daily Mail etc.) prior to the World Cup in Russia.
Sakari Orava is among the very few Finnish citizens to own a Champions League’s gold medal. He didn’t win it on the field, but on the operating table of his medical practice in Turku. Over the years, legions of top soccer players, including David Beckham, have made the trip to Finland to go under the skilled knife of the world renowned surgeon. Orava has performed more than 25,000 operations since the 1970s. Serving as the national track team’s physician for 30 years and as Finland’s doctor at various Olympics helped him develop his vast customer base.