Sports Trauma, Arthroscopy, Cartilage Specialist

Steve A. Mora MD, Orange County Orthopedic Specialist

Steve A. Mora, MD:  I am a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon at Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center in Orange County.  At Restore we strive to help patients with obtaining an accurate diagnosis and efficient patient specific treatment.  I have personally had my share of very serious orthopedic injuries therefore my perspective as an orthopedic doctor is unique. Because of my injuries and multiple surgeries I personally know what my patients are experiencing; both emotionally and physically.   My treatment approach is generally conservative.  I will offer non operative options whenever possible.   I stay up to date on novel treatments such as stem cell injections, amniotic tissue injections and platelet rich plasma a.ka. PRP.  However, when surgery is necessary you can rest assured that it will be state-of-the-art, patient specific and safe.

For more information on the procedures I perform please click here.

Dr. Mora Specializes in:

Shoulder Arthroscopy

Knee Arthroscopy

Hip Arthroscopy

Elbow Arthroscopy

Cartilage Resurfacing and Joint Preservation of the Knee


Please note that our RESTORE Orthopedic Walk-in Clinic is open M-F 9-5:00 pm
No appointment necessary
For acute injury care


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John B: I went to Dr Mora with a tendon rupture in both knees. I was scared and depressed, but he made me feel like everything was going to work out. My double knee surgery in one session with Dr Mora went smoothly and three months later I can walk without crutches, pain or knee braces and am a couple of months from being 100% again

Julie B: Dr. Mora might be the best doctor I have ever seen in my 53 years.  Incredibly empathetic!  He spent a great deal of time explaining my knee problems and recommendations.  The office is very clean with state if the art X-rays that show up on the screen in the exam room.  Staff is courteous and phone calls are returned.  I’m a retired nurse and I did my research! He’s amazing!  I’ll report back after my knee surgery!

Marie AK C: Hands down, best orthopedic surgeon in Southern California! I was referred to Dr. Mora after sustaining a serious lisfranc foot injury. Unlike most doctors who usually suggest surgery right off the bat (because it means $$$$$), Dr Mora was willing to “wait and see” if the injury would heal without surgery. Unfortunately, it was determined that my injury would require surgery (a couple of screws). I consider myself to be physically active – In fact, I train and fight in Muay Thai Kickboxing, a combat sport. I was devastated to learn that post-surgery I would be on crutches for about 8 weeks and subsequently would need surgery to remove the screws. Approximately 6 weeks after the second surgery, I was released to start training again. After an 8 week fight camp, I had my comeback fight where I won via unanimous decision.

Ervin S: Wednesday morning, I had my torn meniscus removed. I didn’t want to be put under, just a local.
Ashley: Dr. Mora and the anesthesiologist Dr. Haier agreed. I actually watched my surgery on the big screen.Dr. Haier zonked me pretty good while they numbed the knee and I never felt the needles. But otherwise I watched the whole thing.
This is Saturday morning and it’s 12 hours since I’ve had an Aleve. The first time in 4years there’s no pain.

Robert: I injured my meniscus in a mountain bike crash and after consulting with Dr Mora decided to have meniscus repair surgery. I was very impressed with time he spent explaining the surgery and the recovery process. The problem was that he was leaving the following week on a trip to Peru to do volunteer medical work (which he does every year) and his schedule was booked. Not wanting me to suffer (my knee was locked in a 90 degree angle) he asked his scheduling assistant to find a way to get me in. She called the surgery center and got them to schedule me 3 days out at 5AM, 1 hour before their normal 1st patient. He met me before surgery and then again in the recovery room to tell me everything went great. He even called me 4 days later, just before his trip, to check on me. Recovery went well and I was back to my normal activities in just 6 weeks. I would highly recommend Dr Mora!

VIDEO TESTIMONIAL: A professional fighter speaks about his experience after knee arthroscopy.


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Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center
112o W. La Veta Ave, Third Floor
Orange, CA 92868

Office: (714) 598-1745
Fax: (714) 941-9539

Please note that our Restore Orthopedic Urgent Care is open M-F 9-5:30 pm. If you have an acute injury you do not need an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. Please come in today. For appointments with Dr. Mora please call 714.598.1745 or fill out the form below. Thank you.
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