Dubai, UAE – International football star Demba Ba recently visited UPANDRUNNING to meet Sports Medicine Consultant Dr Ertugrul ‘Erti’ Karanlik.
Dr Erti is vastly experienced in treating Pro-football players and Demba has been a long-term patient after they met on the European circuit several years ago. Dr Erti built his practice in Germany and treats complex & chronic injuries. He has an extensive background in football having led the medical team of Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04 and is proud to have treated pro-footballers including:
- Julian Draxler, Benedikt Hoewedes, Leon Goretzka, Roberto Hilbert – Germany
- Roberto Carlos, Alex de Souza, Andre Santons & Christian Baroni – Brazil
- Hugo Almeida- Portugal
- Dani Guiza – Spain
- Klass-Jan Huntelaar – Netherlands
- Penny Taylor – Australian national basketball
- Naz Ademir – Volleyball pro
- Chad le Clos – South African swimmer, Olympic gold medalist
His main Sports medicine interests are muscle and tendon injuries, Strains, Sprains, Ligament damages, Joint injuries & Back pain. Dr Erti is now available for appointments at UPANDRUNNING.
Click HERE for appointments with Dr Erti or use the Live chat/messaging feature on the website or call 04 581 5400
He made his first-team debut with French team Rouen in 2005 before moving to Mouscron and onto 1899 Hoffenheim in Germany in 2007. In 2011, he moved to Premier League side West Ham United. He played only 12 games for West Ham and despite being their league top goal scorer in the 2010–11 season, they were relegated to the Championship and Ba moved to Newcastle United. In January 2013, he completed a move to Chelsea for an undisclosed fee, before joining Beşiktaş for €6 million 18 months later. After one season in Turkey, he moved to Shanghai Shenhua of the Chinese Super League.Born and raised in France, Ba has been a full international for Senegal since 2007 and represented the country at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.