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New area orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Uggen, saw athletic pressures up close

Courtesy of Dr. Christopher UggenAt the L.A. Dodgers' spring training, Dr. Christopher Uggen, right, poses with Dr. Frank Jobe, developer of the "Tommy John" elbow surgery used on many professional baseball pitchers.

KALAMAZOO -- Dr. Christopher Uggen is bringing an extreme understanding of sports medicine to the Kalamazoo Orthopaedic Clinic.

Uggen, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, came to Kalamazoo in November after having worked as assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, Kings, Galaxy and Sparks and on the medical staff for the University of Southern California football team.

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