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Another Cause of Knee Pain- Gout and Pseudogout

There are many conditions that may cause knee pain such as meniscus tears, tendinitis, or rheumatoid arthritis. Another common, yet lesser known, cause of knee pain is a condition called Crystal Arthropathy which is also known as gout or pseudogout. Crystal Arthropathy is a condition in which calcium deposits accumulate...
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Not All Meniscus Tears are the Same

Steve Mora MD Orange County Knee Specialist It’s true that not all meniscus tears require surgery…however…tears which are flipped or displaced are ideally treated surgically. In cases such as the one pictured, knee arthroscopy and trimming is the only good option for reducing knee pain. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) and...
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Easy Test for Achilles Tears

Steve Mora MD Orange County Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Achilles tendon tears usually occur in athletes participating in sports that require jumping. The classic story is one where the athlete comes down from a jump and upon landing feels a very painful pop in the back of the heel or...
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Stem Cells and PRP for Treating Arthritis

Steve Mora MD Orange County Orthopedic Surgeon Arthritis Specialist I did some stem cell and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections today to treat a patient with severe arthritis. The stem cells were harvested from my patients pelvis bone. I use the Emcyte cell concentrating system provided by the company BioRich....
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Police Officer Unloading Vests

Steve Mora MD Orange County Orthopaedic Surgeon I’m very excited about the new unloading utility vest being tested by the Anaheim Police Department. For years Police Officers have struggling with neck pain, upper back pain, shoulder pain, low back pain and hip pain. It’s been suspected that the heavy utility...
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