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What Makes a Meniscus Tear Bad?

By Steve Mora MD Orange County Knee Specialist Not all meniscus tears require surgery. The ones that do are those that are displaced and are causing painful catching and locking. • • In this particular case the patient presented with sharp stabbing pain that came on abruptly after playing soccer....
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A PAIN IN THE MOUTH: One of my post- surgical patients presented one week after surgery with painful white lesions in his mouth. They hurt worse than his freshly operated knee! He had been on the usual post op antibiotics after his surgery. So what’s going on in his mouth....
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My Painful Knee- a personal story

STEVE MORA MD Orange County Orthopedic Surgeon My legs were severely injured when I was hit by a bus. I survived; however my legs were left permanently damaged. I received charitable care at @shrinershospitals @lashriners. The whole experience of being a patient was life-changing in so many ways. It led...
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How to Deal with Knee Stiffness. Another option.

STEVE Mora MD Orange County Knee Specialist https://youtu.be/3XmmN5dmNW8 THIS DEVICE MIGHT HELP IF YOU CANNOT FULLY EXTEND YOUR KNEE: Can you say “Extensionator” without sounding like Arnold @schwarzenegger ? ▶️ Loss of knee extension can cause a multitude of problems including an abnormal walking pattern, anterior knee pain, patellofemoral arthritis,...
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Shoulder Labral Repair Basic Concepts

Steve Mora MD Orange County Shoulder Specialist People sometimes compare us Orthopedic Surgeons to woodworkers. The similarities between us and woodworkers go well beyond hammers and drills. In order to be a successful shoulder arthroscopist one has to adhere to sound woodworking principles. When repairing torn structures such as the...
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